In its bulletin for this coming weekend, St John Nuemann Catholic Church has a rather laudatory blurb about Ruth Duck (scroll to page 4 of this link and look in the right-hand column). Two years ago I posted my own blurb about her; let's just say it helped reveal her true progressive colors.
Let's unpack this bulletin blurb, shall we? We read "The issue of language that is fair and just is still a crucial
concern for those who worship in the vernacular." Doesn't it make you wonder what the writer considers "fair and just" and what they consider its opposite to be? If you read my link, you can see all the new-age tinged language with which Duck insults God.
Then we read "people passionately are
committed to developing a language whose style and tone
is as reverent as it is relevant. One of the leaders in this
movement is Ruth Duck." Well, no one can doubt that Duck is "passionately committed to developing a language." Again, you can see what kind of language she's "developing" in my earlier blog post. And now, it is NOT reverent!
I would say this woman veers close to heresy, but she isn't Catholic. That's all the more reason why she is completely unqualified to tinker with the language and worship of Catholics. I for one will not let that happen. If As A Fire Is Meant For Burning is sung this weekend, I will substitute the lyrics, "We will preach our creeds and customs, for immortal souls we care" in place of the indifferentism-spawned slop that is embedded in that song. I invite my fellow parishioners to do the same.
UPDATE! I just heard from a good source that the above-mentioned Ode to Indifferentism is indeed in this weekend's repertoire! Who will sing my improved lyrics??
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