Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.
Dear Father TimThis video always makes me laugh so much that I can't breathe! Partly because I grew up with this kind of 'worship group' as a (then)Protestant lad back in the late 70's-early 80's!One aspect of that included the 'Festive shout' which the 'lead-singer' used to give to keep the congregation alert! We also used to sing a little ditty for the offetory collection at the youth group... 'Dropping, dropping, dropping, dropping! Hear those pennies fall! Every one for Jesus... He shall have them all!'Whenever recalling these liturgical highs I frequently remark to Angeline 'You should be glad that you grew up Catholic!'James and Ella Preece over at 'Catholic and Loving it!' had this video clip on their blog recently and I commented that it reminded me of 'Elvis Presley meets the Carpenters... via the Tellytubbies!!!'Plus the host of the show looks like his hair was styled in Legoland!Whenever I'm in need of cheering up I play this clip... But yes, let's stick with the Gregorian chant and polyphony for Divine Worship!God blessAlan (and Angeline)
"...so you don't end up sellin' fish to tourists in t-shirts." Yep. These guys are worse than the freecreditreport dot com singing pirates. At least the pirates have a bit of talent.
If ever there was a reason why Protestantism cannot be inspired by God...
Absolutely, side-splittingly hilarious.Mass was never intended to be such.
Thanks for the nod. By the way, I was a day late on Fr. Z's "Pound Fr. Finigan" when I donated. I suggested you have a round at the pub on me. Hope you got it. God bless you!
Sounds just like a eurovision song entry?????
5 seconds in and I had to leave the room as my skin had started to crawl!!!! Yetch! Fr you should have put up a note 'Warning - listening to this is injurious to your health'. The 'Rapper' from a couple of days ago was no better.'Let's stick with Gregorian chant and polyphony' - yes, Yes, YES!!!!
'The Church which is married to the Spirit of the Age will be a widow in the next.' William Inge (1860-1954)
The thing which struck me most forcibly is the fact that even in the 70s, the people inflicting this sort of "trendy" music on others were the older hippie types...But George is right... this stuff ought to carry a health warning - Danger: May cause nausea, vomiting and apostasy...;-)
According to this Snopes thread, one of the band members is now a priest, Father Joseph Ciccone.
I laughed so hard when Marko played that clip on his computer! I thought it was not really seriously done.. We had here during the 90's a TV-show where the guys were making fun of all kinds of stuff and this clip reminds me so of that show... Greetings from us!
This was never a band that composed liturgical music or played during mass as the impression you give implies. If you google you will see that it was recorded in 1981 by a small group who formed to perform this song for fun (as a tongue in cheek rendition of christian rock bands from the 60s & 70s era). They did a tour playing at various schools and church halls, donating the funds to a local soup kitchen.
Well thanks - I just did a google search and it turns out that the band has been the subject of some controversy on the internet. Great if they did charitable work and made people laugh.
I did the same search, and it turns out that the groovy guy is NOT Fr.Z as we were lead to believe by his rival,Fr.Longenecker.Rats.
This was never a band that composed liturgical music or played during mass as the impression you give implies.The example is hyperbolic as I think anyone can see, but the point is not. Namely that people have a talent for taking the latest belch from the pop-smog factory and applying it to subject matter for which it is not remotely adequate and moreover, renders that subject matter non-serious. So even though the band did not intend for this as liturgical music, I would remind everyone that Marty Haugen himself stated that he didn't intend his stuff for liturgical use. Yet there it is all over American parishes trivializing the Faith by turning it into yet another trivial and disposable commodity.
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