My friend Jeffrey Tucker over at the Chant Cafe has a great entry on music and matters liturgical… and you.
He provides bullet points which are each food for thought.
Here is how he begins:
What We Think We Know That Is Wrong
A director of music at a Catholic parish, obviously of long experience, sent me a list he has been keeping of things that people believe that are not so.
1. It is possible to fully understand the Mass.
1a. Having Mass entirely in the vernacular facilitates this complete comprehension.
1b. The more Latin we use, the less we can comprehend the Mass, unless we know Latin.
2. Mass is really about the words.
We can understand many things about Mass and that occur during Mass… but Mass is really an encounter with mystery.
Good work Mr. Tucker.
Check out his excellent post and say “Hi” from Fr. Z