"The Catholic Church should not be imitating protestant services, and especially should not be singing music written by heretics."
That would eliminate 90+% of the music in our parish.
"That would eliminate 90+% of the music in our parish."
My rule, written during NO masses in an ink made from powdered molar and bloody sweat, is this:
Look at the first digit of the year in which the music was written. If it's a "2," burn it immediately.
If it's not a "2," look at the second digit. If it's a "9," burn it immediately.
If it's an "8" or lower number, then look at the author, the history, the theology, and the musical worth of the piece and make a decision.
I also think that every parish should be equipped with an automatic guitar detector that locks on to any guitar within 100 meters and targets it with at least a dozen RPGs.