Why all the Latin music?

Can’t we have music that makes me feel good? Maybe guitars and drums. Shouldn’t music make us happy?

Some years ago, before a very sad funeral of a young person, a music person said to me: “I intend to play all happy music, none of that sad stuff.” Proper Liturgical music has a purpose and a mandate from the Church. It’s not about happy or sad. Liturgical music is to be “Sacred Music.” Here is a great little video that puts it all into context.

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Fr. Finelli was ordained a Roman Catholic priest for the Diocese of Providence on June 13, 1992. He is an avid Mac user. Father has been designing websites since 1995 and is the host of the iPadre Catholic Podcast, which he founded in 2005. His hobby is Live Steam railroading in 1-1/2" scale.

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