Entries Tagged 'Worship'

Has "Big Worship" Ruined Church Music?

By Timothy R. Butler | Apr 12, 2023 at 10:33 PM

Ah, the week after Easter, that season when we critique the music we’ve just been singing. My attention was caught when the New York Times religion reporter tweeted out a link to Bob Smietana‚Äôs piece published this week bemoaning the homogenous nature of the present worship experience and how many churches did the same music over Easter weekend (and, by extension, every weekend).

What in the World is Pope Francis Up To?

By Dennis E. Powell | Jul 21, 2021 at 12:02 PM

Last Friday Pope Francis effectively banned celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass, a kind of worship that is unsurpassed in its solemnity and, at its best, in its splendor. In so doing, he flung down and danced upon one of the signal accomplishments of his predecessor, Benedict XVI, and told millions of devout and pious Catholics around the world that the Church is no longer the place for them.