Amazing Grace, Subtle Heresy.

This is one of the most played hymns in my parish. I suppose it is because the tune is known to everyone, and it is easy to sing. I have never liked this hymn. It has been placed in the hymnal by the publisher who evidently had no idea of Catholicity. It is sung or played way too often.

Several years ago Fr George Rutler had on EWTN a series about sacred music. That is where my eyes were first opened to the subtle forms of heresy.
It is in my will and has been made clear to everyone in my family that this is not to be played at my funeral.

I have my subject for next week's class.


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