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USCCB committee, in document sent to bishops, warns against hymns that are incompatible with Catholic teaching

December 11, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: Hymns that risk “misshaping the religious and theological sensibility of the faithful,” according to the report, include “God is Here! As We His People,” “Now in This Banquet,” “Let Us Break Bread Together on Our Knees,” “All Are Welcome,” “The Play of the Godhead,” “Led by the Spirit,” “God Beyond All Names,” “Sing a New Church,” and “As a Fire is Meant for Burning.“

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  • Posted by: wenner1687 - Dec. 12, 2020 1:40 PM ET USA

    If it took the useless USCCB half a century to "warn" us about these tacky theological embarrassments, --they might better have kept their dignity by continuing to ignore, not closing the rusty gate 50 years after the escaped horses of good taste are dead of old age. The USCCB were clueless to the aesthetic and creedal damage to 2 generations of young people, who no longer attend parishes where these cheap ditties are still perpetrated by & for aging hippy pastors & people . . . . .

  • Posted by: rmhaliewicz7656 - Dec. 11, 2020 6:56 PM ET USA


  • Posted by: feedback - Dec. 11, 2020 10:21 AM ET USA

    It took about 50 years of really bad hymns, but I'm still impressed with this USCCB decision.