From among this less-connected sector of life arrives a note about once per day, and today is no exception. We usually don't blog these but I thought you might enjoy seeing what I regard as a very, very common view among mainstream Catholics.
I may be a lone voice crying in the wind, but is there a big chance that our liturgical music/hymnals will change (be required) with the Liturgical updates that are to come here in the US? Please tell me "Yes," because I am dying of monotony at Mass.
You know, the Catholic Church could take pointers from Orthodox and some Anglican (I used to be a member) churches when it comes to music/art/architecture/priestly robes. Visually/musically, it is uplifting. I don't get that in our churches. Has the Vatican noted this??
Don't misunderstand me when I say the Catholic Church has everything spiritually with the 7 sacraments and it is of prime importance, but everything else is anemic.
I also wish every parish had a Gregorian Chant choir, which I would LOVE to join. We wouldn't have to sing in Latin, but just capture that beautiful sound.
Can you give me a ray of hope in regard to our music? I'm ready to drop from folk song. Thank you so much!
I of course told her that she should move ahead and START a Gregorian schola now, and that the Catholic Church is a large ship that turns slowing but that we are fortunate enough to be living through times when the direction is starting to change.