A 30 year old pop song, at a “youth” Mass, during Communion, at a major basilica

…made famous by a singer who tragically overdosed over half a decade ago.

Once again, efforts to appeal to youth through relevance fail badly.

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  1. The song was actually composed for the 1988 summer Olympics. It became part of the pop music scene through various pop singers, particularly Houston. I do not think pop music as such (its business model of style and content) has a place in the liturgy, but what bugs me most about this one is the lyrics which are just morale boosters for Olympic competitors. The lyrics are more about the great “me” than anything godly, in fact they are quite profane:

    “Give me one moment in time
    When I’m more than I thought I could be
    When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away
    And the answers are all up to me
    Give me one moment in time
    When I’m racing with destiny
    Then in that one moment of time
    I will feel
    I will feel eternity”

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