The Prairie Priest from Sioux Falls who blogs at "White Around the Collar", asks all to prayer for Elijah Page tonight.
He also presents a George Weigel article, "Heretical Hymns", that should be required reading for all Catholics:
A dear priest friend of mine sent me the link to this article about heretical liturgical music. I am so glad someone of the literary magnitude of George Weigel is saying something. Here are a few highlights from the article, but please, read the whole thing:
Thus, with tongue only half in cheek, I propose the Index Canticorum Prohibitorum, the "Index of Forbidden Hymns." Herewith, some examples.
The first hymns to go should be hymns that teach heresy. If hymns are more than liturgical filler, hymns that teach ideas contrary to Christian truth have no business in the liturgy. "Ashes" is the prime example here: "We rise again from ashes to create ourselves anew." No, we don't. Christ creates us anew. (Unless Augustine was wrong and Pelagius right). Then there's "For the Healing of the Nations," which, addressing God, deplores "Dogmas that obscure your plan." Say what? Dogma illuminates God's plan and liberates us in doing so. That, at least, is what the Catholic Church teaches. What's a text that flatly contradicts that teaching doing in hymnals published with official approval? [snip] Read it All