Why Catholics Can't Sing: The Culture of Catholicism and the Triumph of Bad Taste



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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Why Catholics Can't Sing: The Culture of Catholicism and the Triumph of Bad Taste
  • Thomas Day
  • English
  • 04 October 2017
  • 9780824511531

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10 thoughts on “Why Catholics Can't Sing: The Culture of Catholicism and the Triumph of Bad Taste

  1. says:

    Great book Not what I expected Better than I expected because it is a history of American Liturgical Music that is told in a simple and humorous way How many books get praised by both First Things and Andrew Greeley This one I suspect that most Catholics do not know how the Irish struggle with Protestant England has led to bad American hymnody In the Americas Vatican II was actually an effort in part to cure this stoicism Only Day with his expanse of experience could write about how the recent wave of Catholi...

  2. says:

    1 This book is almost 30 years old, consequently all the new song the author hates so much are the ones I grew up singing at church I ve never had a problem singing them 2 He might be right about dumbing down the music Every time we have a first communion preparation mass, we toss out our regular songs for Jesus Loves Me and This Little Light of Mine 3 He wavers in his opinions to issues about women s role in the mass and the priest shortage, and seems to blame...

  3. says:

    Highly recommended for seminarians, priests, parish staff and volunteers.

  4. says:

    Laugh out loud funny, readable by anyone, and essential for American Catholics.

  5. says:

    A great book, although one that tends to beat around the same few points for almost 200 pages The thesis is that factors such as Mr Ms Caruso singing on a microphone and drowning out the congregation and organ discourage parishioners from singing In addition, the contemporary or folk music which has become popular since Vatican II has contributed to the downfall of participation and of good church music He raises these and other valid points in a sometimes amusing manner, for example when talking about Mr Nice Guy, a priest who begins Masses with Good Morning rather than The Lord Be with you or with the sign of the Cross, the author writes There is, however, every reason to believe that liturgical rapport, especially right at the beginning of Mass, turns worship into an ecclesiastical version of Hello Dolly If you are a Catholic who wants good music in worship you have a few options the first is to find one of the few churches t...

  6. says:

    Written about 20 years ago, but still relevant today An excellent book on the deplorable state of music in today s Catholic churches I was absent from Catholicism for almost 30 years and returned to find the same awful post Vatican II honey sweet, Godspell, Woodstock, campfire music that they were singing when I left...

  7. says:

    Very enlightening He has a very different perspective that I never considered regarding how people think about the Liturgy I never considered that a loud cantor at a microphone is discouraging He moves into other topics, such as the priest being than a presider at the Mass A very staunch conservati...

  8. says:

    I couldn t finish it Not that it wasn t interesting but at the time I really have been wanting to read stories with plots.Father Larry used it in one of our discussions on music in the liturgy and the musical history of the Church.

  9. says:

    Excellent, double A good I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in catholic hymnody, music ministry, liturgical renewal, or to anyone that has anything to do with planning preparing liturgy.

  10. says:

    Hymn singing is done in lots of denominations, and most do it well But this seems not to be the case in some Roman Catholic churches This book answers the titular question, and it turns out, there s an historical reason that continues to inhibit RC worship in this area Recommended

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