Saturday, August 28, 2010

the best of both forms...

... now you can have your Haugen and the mass in extraordinary form. Isn't it marvelous.



a grazie mille to Mr. Curnutte.

14 comments:

nazareth priest said...

And this will be the "Introit" for tomorrow's EF Mass at our Oratory!!
(NOT!).
Latin can't redeem everything, folks...and HARDLY this!

nazareth priest said...

Is outrage!!!

Margaret Mary said...

Bat shit crazy, indeed! Who could possibly be the audience for this song? :-)

Mom with a Heart for God said...

hifreakinlarious for sure

Just another mad Catholic said...

Personally I prefer Introibo Ad Altare Dei; ad Deum Qui Laetificat juventutem meaem.

Mom with a Heart for God said...

that is, hifreakinlarious if it is a joke. Outrage if it is not a joke. I voted twice :)

Adrienne said...

Oh noes!!

LarryD said...

Has anyone done a Klingon version?

Christopher Lake said...

This *has* to be a joke! LOL!

At this morning's Mass, I almost cried during "Adoro Te Devote"... so beautiful. It made me forget "Gather Us In," from earlier in the same Mass.

Janny said...

I think the art is more disturbing than the song, actually... (!)

Yes, "Gather Us In" isn't the most profound thing ever written for liturgy. (And this version's pretty insipid, partially because of how it's done.) On the other hand, you're preaching to the choir here about Latin, while the great majority of Catholics in the pews have been raised with NO Latin at all, and they are VERY resistant to it. (And chances are they're not reading traditional/orthodox blogs, either.) Same goes with anything other than a Novus Ordo Mass.

Like it or not, those are the Catholics we need to reach and teach, if necessary. But we will NOT reach them by repeatedly slamming the only ways some of them know to worship.

I was in choirs in pre-Vatican II days...learned liturgical Latin when I was in grade school...and went away from the Church for awhile in my early 20s. When I came back to it, the Mass was very similar to what it was when I'd left; had some bloggers had their way, however, I would have walked into something unintelligible, and there would have been ZERO resources in the pew to help me understand what was going on. Would I have stayed around? Maybe. Maybe not.

Yes, it's a Catholic's responsibility to be educated in the Faith, but...come on. If we slam every single one of these attempts--and they are goodhearted attempts, even if they miss the point--we're not "gathering" anybody toward Christ. We're chasing them away.

I'm not saying this Latinizing of contemporary "hymns" is good, or necessarily should be encouraged--but there's got to be a happy medium. My poor husband, who is only seven years younger than I am, knows only Novus Ordo and is already getting traumatized about the new translation coming down--and faithwise, he's as orthodox as they come. I tell him to relax, it's not going to hurt a bit...but he's still got a deer-in-headlights fear about it.

Fact is, the way people learn to worship is the way they learn to worship, and if it means something to them--if it brings them closer to God--then this bashing only makes them bewildered. It doesn't catechize them. It doesn't invite them to higher ground. It only tells them, "You're not good enough"...and frankly, I think if we do too much of that, we're part of the problem, not the solution.

My two cents,
JB

laurazim said...

GAH. JB, you know that "Gather Us In" is horrible because of its theology, right? And part of that might be because the guy who wrote it ISN'T EVEN CATHOLIC...Because they might be Catholics who need to be reached, but with faulty theology? That's seriously uncharitable. It's not a problem to properly catechize the faithful, especially when they haven't had the Truth given to them where they have a right to expect it, which is in the Mass. Good grief. Talk about being part of the problem. Don't perpetuate bad liturgy and wrong theology just because they might not like it. It's more insulting to insist that the faithful who have not been well-catechized are not good enough to receive proper catechesis--that smacks of "you're not good enough for the Truth."

Badger Catholic said...

Does the reverse ICEL translation make the text now full of rich theological truths? (I guess ICEL didn't work on the music itself...)

missjeanevil said...

I can imagine this being played at a Renaissance festival - as a drinking song. :)

Robert said...

Shouldn't this be lip-synced by a giant paper-mache puppet head?