Title: Why Catholics Can't Sing: Revised and Updated With New Grand Conclusions and Good Advice
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: The Crossroad Publishing Company October 2013
0824549848 / 9780824549848
Seller ID: 148147
In this informative and entertaining critique of music in the Catholic Church, Thomas Day outlines a stinging indictment of the influence of popular culture on American Catholicism, particularly as expressed in church music. Taking aim at the Irish-American repertoire of songs that overwhelms Catholic music in America, Day assails the secularization of liturgical practices that began, in the author's view, with the Second Vatican Council in 1962. And while targeting the demise of services, Day remains optimistic, offering several key solutions to revitalize and nurture the latent vitality that remains among the parishioners of the American Catholic Church.