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“Out of the Mouths of Babes . . . “

July 20th, 2010, Promulgated by Gen

For the past month, liturgical music and liturgical art have been front-and-center in our rolling conversations here. One of the themes I have noticed, and I think you will have, too, is that the “new liturgical movement” isn’t being headed by those of us who experienced the tumultuous decades of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. It’s being headed up by young people who have never seen or heard genuinely sacred things, and they wonder, “Why don’t we do these things? They’re so beautiful, why were they discarded?”

Some of you will say, “they don’t really understand what was going on.  Change was necessary and unavoidable – the young people were walking out anyways. It would have been folly to stay with the same liturgical styles.” And so on. Well, play the video below, and you’ll see that the zeal and love for the sacred embodied in our young people, our seminarians, our young priests, and our young religious is profound and unparalleled in its devotion. We’re experiencing a “pruning back” of the tree called “the Church.” The dead branches are being cut off, that the young and growing ones may emerge even stronger.

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4 Responses to ““Out of the Mouths of Babes . . . “”

  1. Sr. Emily says:

    Just beautiful!

  2. Christopher says:

    Young kids singing holy music…suspicious…notice how there’s no closeups? This is pure milli vanilli lip-synch! Nice try Gen. Busted…

    If only Ray G. or the “liturgical dance team” (LDT yea you know me) could give these kids some dance moves we could possibly do something with them….

  3. John F. Kennedy says:

    Wonderful! My nine year old son stopped what he was doing and came over to listen.

  4. Got Orthodoxy? says:

    Simply breathtaking. A piece of heaven on earth.

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