Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Turn, turn, turn

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jun 25, 2004

A politican dies. An archbishop preaches at the funeral. There is a "time for every purpose," he says. He is quoting from...

Ecclesiastes, you say? Well yes, yes, of course. And he does mention that.

But first billing goes to the Byrds, the deceased's favorite rock group, who put those words into one of their hit songs.

You can always quote from Scripture, you know. But nothing makes the Word of God sound quote so "relevant" as a quote from a song of the 1960s.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($15,902 to go):
$35,000.00 $19,098.29
45% 55%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 3 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: - Jun. 25, 2004 12:40 PM ET USA

    Wasn't the song actually written by Communist-oriented Pete Seeger? Looking back, it is surprising (well, perhaps not) that so many "folk" songs were Leftist propaganda.

  • Posted by: shrink - Jun. 25, 2004 11:48 AM ET USA

    Rev Daniel P. Coughlin is the chaplain of the House of Representatives. In his opening prayer at the coffin of Ronald Reagan, he begins and ends with the tale by T.S. Eliot, as the wheel turns. I do not recall him referring to any member of the Trinity. The only distinctively Catholic feature of it was the reference to Eliot, otherwise, it would have passed the Wicca test.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 25, 2004 10:59 AM ET USA

    At least it wasn't Bob Dylan (yawn) again.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Sons of Dominic Prepare for Family Synod 18 hours ago
Dominican theologians assess proposals for divorced and remarried 18 hours ago
The ‘Pope Francis effect’—changing the way the world sees the papacy 19 hours ago
Renewal with God Behind Us: Man Determines All July 28
Introducing the Church Fathers July 27

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21