Silence modern music in church, says Pope

here is the article
So I came across this interesting article. In it it talks about how the Pope wants to get rid of modern music (electric guitars etc) and bring back the latin mass with classical music and gregorian chants.

“It is possible to modernise holy music,” the Pope said, at a concert conducted by Domenico Bartolucci the director of music at the Sistine Chapel. “But it should not happen outside the traditional path of Gregorian chants or sacred polyphonic choral music.”

The article goes on to say that it is in the historic type of music that truely expresses the liturgy. I think this is an interesting comment but I do not agree at all. I know in the CEC and in our worship we are trying to meld the historic with the modern and I find that our worship is much more blessed because of it. God is the God of music not just a certain type. The bible says we need to use our gifts and use ourselves to worship. That means with and in everything.
I do not think modern music should be in a church just to bring people in. I do think it is the music we do now adays and so it should be used. In the same sense that we use a computer to project our worship words and We are not going back to the overhead projector.

2 thoughts on “Silence modern music in church, says Pope

  1. I’m glad gregorian chant was given a chance when it was first introduced around 1,000 years ago. I hope we always have the grace to appreciate both our traditions and the new music being crafted to honor our timeless God.

    (“We Bow Down” rocks, by the way!)

  2. Well said…The truth of the matter is that our GOd is a God of all music and say only one style is Godly is absurd. There is so much hope in past Hymns and The chants are beautiful…along side of that I thank God for giving me new words and style to worship him also.

    (glad you liked We bow down…check back in a week or 2 for 4 more songs)
    God bless friend

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