I saw at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter), that RENEW seems to be slithering back!
Many of you don’t remember RENEW. It is a program that was going to save the Church!
Not so much.
Way back in the depths of time the present-day Official Parodohymnodist of this blog, now Fr. Tim Ferguson wrote a great bit about RENEW (to the tune of the Burt Bacharach song, I’ll New Fall In Love Again). Here’s the first verse, from memory. Hopefully, the Parodohymnodist will jump in.
What do we do when we do RENEW?
We get together and we drink some coffee.
We read some Scripture and we hug each other.
I’ll… never go to Mass again.
I’ll never go to Mass again.
He has another song which mentions RENEW… too. It has to do with some of his favorite things.