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A response to: Between Innovation and Tradition

Father Nicola Bux asks, “Does not a liturgy that has become entertainment need reform?”

It certainly does. At the parish church in Germany where I go to daily Mass, a quite good and beautifully said and traditional Mass (in German) has gone from being a Mass to being a pretext for musical entertainment.

In this parish, the organist is not there for the priest, but rather the priest for the organist — and for the seemingly endless repetition of the verses of the loudest, most sentimental, and the most “kitschy” German hymns one has ever heard.

I would say Father Bux has his work cut out for him.

Robert John Bennett

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