Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Index Of Forbidden Songs (Gather, Pt. I).


Here we go again. Mean, sick, and sad priest attacking poor innocent hymnal: this time "Gather". Gotta wonder why so many hymnals are titled in one word imperatives; "Gather", "Worship", "Fibrillate", etc... BTW, I am ignoring the psalms and service music.

Numbers 317-400:

319-Walk in the Reign: C, HL "Can you say KINGDOM? I knew you could."
325-Like a Shepherd: SIGV Too bad the verses as SIGV, good song otherwise.
328-My Soul in Stillness Waits: HH
331-God of All People: HH
334-Savior of the Nations, Come: C
340-People of the Night: HH, NAU
346-Awake! Awake, and Greet the New Morn: HH
348-Hark! The Herald Angels Sing: C "Pleased as man with MAN to dwell."
357-Child of Mercy: HH
362-Good Christian Friends, Rejoice: C, HL
369-Carol at the Manger: HH
381-Dust and Ashes: LC
386-Hosea: DTD, HL
397-Tree of Life: HH
399-Deep Within: HH, SIGV


C=Castrated, DO= Dubious Orthodoxy, DMWP=Don't Mess With Perfection, DS=Dan Schutte, DTD=Done To Death, EP=Ex-Priest, G=Germanophobic, H=Heretical, HH=Haugen&Haas, HL=Hella Lame, LC=Leftist Crap, NAU=Not About Us, SIGV=Singing In God's Voice(i. e. we are not God, SWTR= Stick With The Rite, TMV=Too Many Verses, WIG=Where is God?

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hope All You Seamless Garment, Kmiec, Pseudo-Catholics Are Proud Of Yourselves.

The Famous Fr. Z posted an article about the One's abysmal record on life issues that includes a timeline with all of his amazing efforts to promote a culture of life. Here is an example:

January 5, 2009 – Obama picks pro-abortion Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine as the chairman of the Democratic Party.

January 6, 2009 – Obama chooses Thomas Perrelli, the lawyer who represented Terri Schiavo’s husband Michael in his efforts to kill his disabled wife, as the third highest attorney in the Justice Department.

January 22, 2009 – Releases statement restating support for Roe v. Wade decision that allowed virtually unlimited abortions and has resulted in at least 50 million abortions since 1973.

January 23, 2009 – Forces taxpayers to fund pro-abortion groups that either promote or perform abortions in other nations. Decision to overturn Mexico City Policy sends part of $457 million to pro-abortion organizations.

January 26, 2009 – Obama nominee for Deputy Secretary of State, James B. Steinberg, tells members of the Senate that taxpayers should be forced to fund abortions. Nominee erroneously says limits on abortion funding are unconstitutional.

January 29, 2009 – President Obama nominates pro-abortion David Ogden as Deputy Attorney General. – The Vatican has rejected three Obama ambassador nominees because of their positions in favor of abortions.

April 7 – Obama has named pro-abortion law professor Harold Hongju Koh as the top lawyer for the State Department.

April 7 – Put more abortion advocates on his White House advisory council for faith-based issues.

February 12, 2009 – Obama nominates pro-abortion Elena Kagan to serve as Solicitor General.

February 27, 2009 – Starts the process of overturning pro-life conscience protections President Bush put in place to make sure medical staff and centers are not forced to do abortions.

February 28, 2009 – Barack Obama nominates pro-abortion Kathleen Sebelius to become Secretary of Health and Human Services.

March 5, 2009 – The Obama administration shut out pro-life groups from attending a White House-sponsored health care summit. Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business, made the invitation list as did other pro-abortion groups.

March 9, 2009 – President Barack Obama signed an executive order forcing taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research.

March 10, 2009 – Obama announces the creation of a new foreign policy position to focus on women’s issues. He names Melanne Verveer, an abortion
advocate, to occupy the post.

March 10, 2009 – Reverses an executive order to press for more research into ways of obtaining embryonic stem cells without harming human life. The order Obama scrapped would have promoted new forms of stem cell research.

March 11, 2009 – Obama signed an executive order establishing a new agency within his administration known as the White House Council on Women and Girls. Obama’s director of public liaison at the White House, Tina Tchen, an abortion advocate, became director of it.

March 11, 2009 – Obama administration promotes an unlimited right to abortion at a United Nations meeting.

March 11, 2009 – Obama administration officials deny negative effects of abortion at United Nation’s meeting.

March 17, 2009 – President Barack Obama makes his first judicial appointment and names pro-abortion federal Judge David Hamilton to serve on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

March 26 – President Obama announced $50 million for the UNFPA, the UN population agency that has been criticized for promoting abortion and working closely with Chinese population control officials who use forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations.

April 7 – The Vatican has rejected three Obama ambassador nominees because of their positions in favor of abortions.

April 7 – Obama has named pro-abortion law professor Harold Hongju Koh as the top lawyer for the State Department.

April 7 – Put more abortion advocates on his White House advisory council for faith-based issues.

April 8 – Obama nominee for assistant attorney general for legislative affairs, Ron Weich, is pro-abortion.


Now tell me again how Obama was really the Catholic choice. (Read the whole thing here.)

Monday, August 15, 2011

OSV Article With Coverage Of Our Local Catholic High School.


St. Joseph Catholic High School in Ogden, Utah, won state championships last year in girls soccer, boys cross country and boys golf. The girls cross country team also won its fourth consecutive state title. The school track team came within a couple of points of winning its fourth consecutive state championship.
“What is incredible is that for an unprecedented fifth year in a row, St. Joseph won the title of the best athletic program in the state in small high school classification given by the statewide newspaper Deseret Morning News,” Alex Salvo, the athletic director and girls soccer coach at St. Joseph, told OSV.
Salvo told the Intermountain Catholic newspaper that the secret to the athletes’ success was their commitment and dedication.
“They know we don’t have the luxury of the bigger high schools, where students can play only one sport. Most of our students play two or three sports and that helps them stay organized and excel in everything they do, including academics,” Salvo said.

Read the rest here.

Dodged The Bullet!

No incidents of spontaneous human combustion were reported today thanks to the U. S. Catholic policy that removes the obligation from a holy day that falls on a Sunday or a Monday. As everyone knows, attending Mass two days in a row is the leading cause of SHC.

NOT!

Seriously, no one was ever harmed by being obliged to assist at Mass on two consecutive days. All is policy does is confuse people and encourage laziness. GIVE US BACK OUR HOLY DAYS!

The Talented Vincenzo Strikes Again.



Sunday, August 07, 2011

Index Of Forbidden Songs (Music Issue, Pt. IX).

Some have asked what exactly is wrong with SIGV? I will try to do a separate post on it later in the week.

Numbers 701-752

702-I, The Lord: SIGV
707-Hail Mary: Gentle Woman: EP, DO (Worst Marian song ever! Mainly because of the Romantic, Feminist drivel of the second verse, "blest in turn all women too. Blessed they with peaceful spirits. Blessed they with gentle hearts.)
712-Song Of Mary: DS
718-There Is Nothing Told: DO (What about the Immaculate Conception, the Assumption. and the Coronation.)
729- God Most Holy: C, DO (Bends over backwards to avoid the revealed Trinitarian formula.)
734-Glory In The Cross: DS
741-Litany Of The Saints: SWTR (The Church already gives us a Litany of Saints.)
746-The King Of Glory: DTD (Can't hear it without thinking of Stephen Colbert.)

And that is it as I am not going to go through the psalms and Mass settings. On to "Gather".



C=Castrated, DO= Dubious Orthodoxy, DMWP=Don't Mess With Perfection, DS=Dan Schutte, DTD=Done To Death, EP=Ex-Priest, G=Germanophobic, H=Heretical, HH=Haugen&Haas, HL=Hella Lame, LC=Leftist Crap, NAU=Not About Us, SIGV=Singing In God's Voice(i. e. we are not God, SWTR= Stick With The Rite, TMV=Too Many Verses, WIG=Where is God?

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Index Of Forbidden Songs (Music Issue, Pt. VIII).

A note on Germanophobia: There were many hymns written to the tune of Austria 8787D, which is also used as the music for the national anthem of Germany and Austria-Hungary. In reaction to the depredations of the Austrian paper-hanger, other music is often now used for theses hymns. I consider this to be irrational Germanophobia as this music was not specific to the Nazis.

Numbers 651-700

655-Signing Of The Senses: SWTR (Not every liturgical ritual should be set to music.)
665-River of Glory: DS
674-Seek The Lord: C (One version. At least they still offer the original text.)
679-Hosea: SIGV, DTD
685-Where Love Is Found: DS
691-Where There Is Love: HH


C=Castrated, DO= Dubious Orthodoxy, DMWP=Don't Mess With Perfection, DS=Dan Schutte, DTD=Done To Death, EP=Ex-Priest, G=Germanophobic, H=Heretical, HH=Haugen&Haas, HL=Hella Lame, LC=Leftist Crap, NAU=Not About Us, SIGV=Singing In God's Voice(i. e. we are not God, SWTR= Stick With The Rite, TMV=Too Many Verses, WIG=Where is God?

Index Of Forbidden Songs (Music Issue, Pt. VII).

(Don't like what I have to say in these posts? Fine. I don't mind hearing other reasoned opinions, but insults and slurs will not be tolerated. This is my house--one does not enter and insult me and mine.)

Numbers 601-650

601-Let Heaven Rejoice: C
604-Lord Of The Dance: DO, HL, DTD, SIGV. (I can't say more than previous comments about this one.)
605-Join In The Dance: DS
613-Companions On The Journey: EP, DO
616-They'll Know We Are Christians: DTD
617-We Are Many Parts: HH, DTD
627-Give Thanks To The Lord: DS
629- All My Days: DS
634-I Have Loved You: SIGV
637-Lord Of Glory: DTD, HL (Superman?)
639-Isaiah 49: EP, SIGV
642-Morning Has Broken: DTD (The former Cat Stevens ruined this.)


C=Castrated, DO= Dubious Orthodoxy, DMWP=Don't Mess With Perfection, DS=Dan Schutte, DTD=Done To Death, EP=Ex-Priest, G=Germanophobic, H=Heretical, HH=Haugen&Haas, HL=Hella Lame, LC=Leftist Crap, NAU=Not About Us, SIGV=Singing In God's Voice(i. e. we are not God, TMV=Too Many Verses, WIG=Where is God?

Friday, August 05, 2011

Index Of Forbidden Songs (Music Issue, Pt. VI).

Rich Leonardi has chilling news that H of HH has redone the Mass of Cremation for the new translation, and at the behest of a group of Norbertines no less. Yet another generation must suffer!

Numbers 551-600.

553-Glory And Praise To Our God: DS, C, DTD! (This leads to the most chilling verse in Sacred Scripture, "Glory and praise forever.")
556-Lift Up Your Hearts: C (Shame on Fr. Roc for caving to the feminists.)
558-Abba! Father!:EP
561-Sacred Silence: (Um, if silence is sacred, why are you disturbing it with this music?)
563-He Is The Lord: HH
566-Gloria: HL (The Jo-Jo The Circus Monkey gloria. Just use the Mass text please.)
571-Sing, O Sing: DS.
574-Sing Out, Earth And Skies: HH
578-Sing A New Song: DS, HL, DTD (Please, O please sing a new song!)
586-Blest Are They: HH
588-God Of Day And God Of Darkness: HH, H, HL (God revealed Himself definitively as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, not as father, mother, friend. The Ice Queen at the sem loved this one.)
589-Let Us Walk In Justice: DO, LC
592-Whatsover You Do: DTD, TMV
593-We Are Called: HH, NAU

C=Castrated, DO= Dubious Orthodoxy, DMWP=Don't Mess With Perfection, DS=Dan Schutte, DTD=Done To Death, EP=Ex-Priest, G=Germanophobic, H=Heretical, HH=Haugen&Haas, HL=Hella Lame, LC=Leftist Crap, NAU=Not About Us, SIGV=Singing In God's Voice(i. e. we are not God, TMV=Too Many Verses, WIG=Where is God?

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Index Of Forbidden Songs (Music Issue, Pt. V).


Before I move onto part five, let me answer a question some people may be asking: Why is this priest complaining about these songs? First, music is very powerful. Want something to sink into people's minds and hearts, set it to music. I can still remember the first time I heard the Our Father chanted, it stuck like glue. If it is theologically and spiritually sound, it does so much good. If it isn't, the damage is equally deadly. Admittedly, some of my criticism is a matter of taste. (Of course, I am 100% right.) But more of it is not. (Plus, as a priest I have to listen to a LOT of it.)

Anyways, on to numbers 501-550.

502-Come Unto Me: SIGV
505-The Eyes And Hand Of Christ: SIGV
508-Only This I Want: DS (Actually, one of his better works.)
510-Women Of The Church: EP, HL, DO. (Holy because of estrogen, nice.)
511-We Have Been Chosen: NAU
516-We Have Been Told: HH
517-Anthem: NAU, H. (We, we, we, with a healthy dose of leftism.)
518-All That Is Hidden: SIGV
523-Christ Before Us: G
535-We Remember: HH, DTD
543-We Are The Light Of The World: C, TMV, DTD
548-Sing To The Mountains: DTD (I don't sing to inanimate objects.)

C=Castrated, DO= Dubious Orthodoxy, DMWP=Don't Mess With Perfection, DS=Dan Schutte, DTD=Done To Death, EP=Ex-Priest, G=Germanophobic, H=Heretical, HH=Haugen&Haas, HL=Hella Lame, NAU=Not About Us, SIGV=Singing In God's Voice(i. e. we are not God, TMV=Too Many Verses, WIG=Where is God?

Index Of Forbidden Songs (Music Issue, Pt. IV).

Numbers 451-500.

451-Only A Shadow: EP
452-Blest Be The Lord: DS, HL, DTD. (What about the God who spends?)
453-Here I Am: SIGV, DO.
454-You Are Near: DS, DTD. (At least they removed the four letter word.)
464-The Spirit Is A -Movin': EP, DO, DTD, HL (My gorge is a movin'....)
465-Send Us Your Spirit: C, DS
468-Send Us Your Spirit: HH, C.
469-Spirit Of God Within Me: H (God does not possess people. That is the other guy.)
472-Holy Darkness: DS, HL (St. John of the Cross deserves better.)
476-You Are Mine: HH, SIGV, DTD. (No I am not.)
477-Eye Has Not Seen: HH, DTD.
482-Shepherd Me, O God: HH, C.
484-Our Hope Is In The Lord: DS
486-Be Still And Know That I Am God: SIGV
492-Peace Is Flowing Like A River: EP, HL, DTD (My gorge is flowing like a river....)
494-Litany of Peace: DS
495-Let There Be Peace On Earth: C, DTD (What about carrots?)
499-Renew Us: C, DO ("Creator God", Oh, you mean FATHER.)


C=Castrated, DO= Dubious Orthodoxy, DMWP=Don't Mess With Perfection, DS=Dan Schutte, DTD=Done To Death, EP=Ex-Priest, G=Germanophobic, H=Heretical, HH=Haugen&Haas, HL=Hella Lame, NAU=Not About Us, SIGV=Singing In God's Voice(i. e. we are not God, WIG=Where is God?

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Index Of Forbidden Songs (Music Issue, Pt. III).

Numbers 401-450.

406-Sing A New Church: H, C (I'll take the One Jesus founded, thank you very much.)
407-All Are Welcome: HH, H (Jesus already built the house 2000 years ago and the gates of Hell will not prevail against it. Not to mention that I can only think of Zelda Rubenstein when I hear it.)
408-We Are The Church: DO (We are PART of the Church, a Divine reality.)
409-Gather And Remember: DO, EP
410-Church Of God Elect And Glorious: G
411-One Spirit, One Church: DO (See "We Are The Church".)
415-Canticle Of The Sun: HH, DTD (St. Francis deserves better.)
420-God, Beyond All Names: C, DO.
431- All I Ask Of You: HL, WIG
437-Amazing Grace: HL (But only if "and set me free" is substituted for "a wretch like me".)
438-Be Not Afraid: DTD, SIGV (Be afaid, be very afraid.)
440-We Will Rise Again: HH, SIGV
442-On Eagle's Wings: DTD
446-A Mighty Fortress: EP (Good song but it was written by an heresiarch for Heaven's sake!)
447-Though The Mountains May Fall: DS, DTD (Though the mountains may fall and the hills turn to dust, this song will never be given a rest!)

C=Castrated, DO= Dubious Orthodoxy, DS=Dan Schutte, DTD=Done To Death, EP=Ex-Priest, G=Germanophobic, H=Heretical, HH=Haugen&Haas, HL=Hella Lame, NAU=Not About Us, SIGV=Singing In God's Voice(i. e. we are not God, WIG=Where is God?

Index Of Forbidden Songs (Music Issue, Pt. II).

Numbers 351-400.

351-One In Body, Heart and Mind: DO ("Christ be love within this sign, shared for all as bread and wine." Not exactly a ringing endorsement of the Real Presence.)
354-Come To Me And Drink: SIGV
367-Bread Of Life: DO, NAU ("We come as gift to you." No, He comes as A gift to us.)
371-Lord, You Give The Great Commission: G (87 87 D, but not using Austria. Come on folks, it ain't the "Horst Wessel Leid".)
374-City Of God: C, DS, H, HL (Pellagian hymn, 'nuff said. Catchie tune though.)
376-Here I Am, Lord: DS, SIGV
381-The Summons: DO, SIGV (The Iona Community is all New Agey.)
398-Jesus, Come To Us: HH


C=Castrated, DO= Dubious Orthodoxy, DS=Dan Schutte, DTD=Done To Death,G=Germanophobic, H=Heretical, HH=Haugen&Haas, HL=Hella Lame, NAU=Not About Us, SIGV=Singing In God's Voice(i. e. we are not God)

Monday, August 01, 2011

Index Of Forbidden Songs (Music Issue, Pt. I).

Well, here is the first installment. This is not an in depth analysis, but rather my own personal and cursory take on them. See below for the key-code for the reason for their banishment. If you want a clarification, feel free to ask for it in the combox.

Numbers 301-350:

302-Gather Us In: HH, DTD, DO ("Not in the dark of buildings confining, not in some heaven, light years away"? A little SF is a dangerous thing.)
303-What Is This Place: H ("What is this place, where we are meeting?" An icon of heaven, doofus.)
304-Gather The People: DS
306-Let Us Go To The Altar: DS
310-Table of Plenty: DS, DO (It is an ALTAR.)
315-We Gather Here To Worship: NAU (We, we, we....)
322-Song Of The Body Of Christ: HH, NAU (We come to tell HIS story.)
324-To Be Your Bread: HH, DO
325-Gift Of Finest Wheat: DTD (Nice song, but give it a rest. Also, can I have an article please?)
329-Bread of Life: H, NAU (No, Jesus is the Bread of Life.)
333-God's Holy Gifts: DS (Not bad for a DS song actually.)
340-Look Beyond: DTD
341-I Am The Bread Of Life: C, SIGV
345-I Am The Living Bread: HH, SIGV
349-Eat This Bread: SIGV

Sigh, this is going to take longer than I thought.

Update: Thanks for the suggestions of additional songs. I am taking them in order, so odds are that I will get to your 'favorite' eventually.


C=Castrated, DO= Dubious Orthodoxy, DS=Dan Schutte, DTD=Done To Death, H=Heretical, HH=Haugen&Haas, NAU=Not About Us, SIGV=Singing In God's Voice(i. e. we are not God)