Those who sing pray twice; therefore it stands to reason that those who sing bad modern church songs commit heresy twice. At the very least.
Over the holidays, with time off from work, we’ve had the opportunity to attend Mass wherever we want. This has had the pleasant not-unintended result of us having been spared bad modern church songs for the most part. Instead, we’ve sung Asperges Me, lots of good old Christmas hymns, chant Mass commons – beautiful, singable stuff.
Turns out – you’ll be shocked – there are *boatloads* of wonderful, orthodox Catholic liturgical music out there. Has it occurred to anyone that we could, you know, use it? We don’t really have to sing aging hippy ex-priest LSD flashback music, or indulge the liturgical Amateur Hour winners (and, hey, in these enlightened times, *everybody* wins!) in their fallback gig at Mass if their garage band doesn’t pan out. Ya know? It could be considered merciful, even.
Crazy idea, I know, but a guy’s gotta dream.