I thought that the Papal Mass this morning was a bit PC.
And the music? Not at all my cup of tea.
What are your thoughts?
Updated on Friday Morning to Add:
For an article that takes a more scholarly look at the Papal Mass in Washington, see Jeffrey Tucker’s “Music for the D.C. Mass: The End of an Era, and the Beginning of Something New” from The New Liturgical Movement.
Or read the above article along with commentary from Father John Zuhlsdorf at What Does The Prayer Really Say, including this zinger:
“There is no way anyone will ever convince me that in that metropolitan area, the nation’s capitol, a Gregorian schola could not have been developed which would have brought the whole listening world to their knees in wonder at what America can do even with liturgical music.”
Or, to read a short and succinct analogy that really resonated (at least with me), see what +JMJ+ has to say over at Totus Tuus Family and Catholic Homeschool.
Please keep in mind that I am not trying to be divisive or—perhaps even worse—snippy and judgmental in posting these reflections. I know that there are many souls who will be touched on many different levels by the Holy Father’s visit; I saw this during my trip to Denver for World Youth Day ’93. However, having been steeped in the Latin tradition (and after having rejected the Novus Ordo Mass entirely for about a year after my conversion—again, I apologize for that) I am sensitive to liturgical aberrations. The main reason for this is that—at least here in the Twin Cities—a liturgical aberration is often just one step away from a liturgical abuse. I get nervous. I am on guard. I love the Church, and I love Rome.
With love in Christ,