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Why Catholics Can"t Sing

The Culture of Catholicism and the Triumph of Bad Taste
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"An intelligent and humorous account of why we Catholics don't sing at the "new" Why Catholics Cant Sing book, anyone involved in liturgy from Bishop to altar boy (I mean server) should read this book.

As an organist and music director in a Roman Catholic parish for many years, I finally feel forgiven for what I have been unable to do since the late 60's—try to get Cited by: If you wonder why Catholics can't sing this book can help you understand.

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This book is about the culture of American Christianity and what it does to our understanding of God, self, and community as reflected in the way Christians worship.4/5. Thomas Day's compelling book, "Why Catholics Can't Sing" (Crossroads, ) is that book.

It is "must" reading not only for church musicians and the clergy, but for all Catholics who care about the liturgy. An intelligent and humorous account of why we Catholics don't sing at the "new" mass, anyone involved in liturgy from Bishop to altar boy (I mean server) should read this book.

As an organist and music director in a Roman Catholic parish for many years, I finally feel forgiven for what I have been unable to do sinc ethe late 60'stry to get 5/5(5).

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Now Thomas Day has gone and written a whole book about the subject – Why Catholics Can’t Sing – The Culture of Catholicism and the Triumph of Bad Taste.

As the chair of the music department at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, Day delivers a well researched and scathing criticism of today’s low musical standards and compelling hypotheses of how we got to this deplorable state.

Thomas Day's compelling book, Why Catholics Can't Sing (Crossroads, ) is that book. It is "must" reading not only for church musicians and the clergy, but for all Catholics who care about the.

Why Catholic Can’t Sing is a well-written book that approaches a serious topic with both humor and candor. And while his attacks on contemporary fold music sometimes appear a bit harsh, one need not look very far to find horrendous examples.

The modern liturgical expert, quips an anonymous wag in Why Catholics Can't Sing, is "an affliction sent by God, so that those Catholics who have not had the opportunity to suffer for their faith might not be deprived of the opportunity to do so."/5(32).

Why Catholics Can't Sing by Thomas Day,Crossroad edition, in English This book is about the culture of American Christianity and what it does to our understanding of God, self, and community as reflected in the way Christians worship.

“[Thomas] Day, head of the music department at Salve Regina College in Rhode Island, accurately Pages:   What do Catholics sing in church/mass.

Modern rubbishy hymns like kum by yah and Mary had a baby yes Lord, the same hymns as Protestants, like Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer, some very ancient Latin hymns like the Te Deum, and a few more modern but distinctively Catholic hymns, like Faith of Out Fathers.

In Why Catholics Can't Sing, he presents his views on what ails music in the Catholic liturgy. A trained musician who has worked for both Catholic and Protestant congregations, he offers remarkable insights into the musical tastes and styles prevalent within these traditions.

Buy Why Catholics Can't Sing: Revised and Updated With New Grand Conclusions and Good Advice 2nd Second Edition, Second ed. by Thomas Day (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.4/5(10).

Hilarious at times, dead-accurate always, this book points out where the roots of the problems faced by traditional Catholics lie - in the sad fact that Temany older people were used to silence at Mass, and younger people have only ever heard the truly awful modern hymns that /5(22).

Get this from a library. Why Catholics can't sing: the culture of Catholicism and the triumph of bad taste. [Thomas Day].

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Subjects: Catholics -- United States. Now Thomas Day has gone and written a whole book about the subject - Why Catholics Can't Sing - The Culture of Catholicism and the Triumph of Bad Taste. As the chair of the music department at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, Day delivers a well researched and scathing criticism of today's low musical standards and compelling.

Why Catholics can’t sing. The ABC looks at Why Catholics can't sing Bernard Kirkpatrick and the St Patrick's Cathedral choir Source: Diocese of Parramatta.

By Noel Debien, ABC. Why Catholics Can't Sing The Culture of Catholicism and the Triumph of Bad Taste (Book): Day, Thomas: Thomas Day, a Catholic professor of music, energetically and passionately attacks the question of congregational participation in liturgy, framed in a provocative explanation of Why Catholics Can't Sing.

Catholics at worship should neither sing nor pronounce the name of God as "Yahweh," the Vatican has said, citing the authority of Jewish and Christian practice. We ask you, humbly, to help.

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Description of the book "Why Catholics Can't Sing: Revised and Updated with New Grand Conclusions and Good Advice": 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.

"An intelligent and humorous account of why we Catholics don't sing at the "new" mass, anyone involved in liturgy from Bishop to altar boy (I mean server) should read this book.

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As an organist and music director in a Roman Catholic parish for many years, I finally feel forgiven for what I have been unable to do since the late 60's—try to. Why Catholics Can't Sing by Thomas Day,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5().

He’s written a book called “Why Catholics Can’t sing”. He has visited a lot of American church communities. And senses anxiety the moment he introduces himself. LOL. Catholics are famous for not singing in Church. There’s even a book entitled, Why Catholics Can’t Sing.

Me, I LOVE to sing. Sang for decades in Episcopal Choirs. But when I was asked to join the choir in my Catholic parish, I demurred because 90% of what is sung at Mass is folky-feel-good junk written 30 years ago. Thomas Day’s book was originally published in A revised version was made available in entitled, Why Catholics Can’t Sing: Revised and Updated with New Grand Conclusions and Good Advice.

The revised edition was just recently reviewed by Marilyn Biery (a fine musician) in this month’s (November ) issue of The American Organist magazine. Singing the Mass Bishop Olmsted’s essay on music originally appeared in four parts in The Catholic Sun, the Phoenix diocesan newspaper.

Catholics, of course, believe in the Immaculate Conception – that Mary was conceived without sin and remained sinless her entire life. In light of that, some might look at the above verse and think that it goes against Catholic teaching.

After all, if Mary is sinless, she wouldn’t need her son’s deliverance, right? Well, not exactly.This is definitely worth a listen: “Why Catholics Can’t Sing” from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, produced by Noel Debien.

It is a delightful romp through the checkered history of music since the Second Vatican Council – complete with “Michael Row the. Most if not all of the songs are from the old paperback Glory and Praise “hymn” book. For a real critique of these “songs” refer to the book, Why Catholics Can’t Sing by Thomas Day.

Day’s best description of one of the songs on the podcast is for Here I Am Lord. “The musical notes for ‘Is it I, Lord?