Sunday, January 03, 2010

Bishop stops singing of love songs in liturgy

“Secular love songs, even if they have religious themes, do not have any place in the divine liturgy,” - Archbishop Socrates Villegas, Lingayen-Dagupan

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blackshama said...

"Hindi Kita Malilimutan" by Father Manoling Francisco SJ isn't a secular love song but is based on Isaiah 49: 15-16. It should be sung in church. It is best sung in church.

It was made a pop song but that doesn't take away the religious nature of the song.

Another is example is Basil Valdez' "Lift up your Hands", "Ama", "Maria" etc.

Gerald said...

Yes I agree, I was surprised when it was included in the list.

I think the best example of this abuse of secular songs creeping in the liturgy are during wedding ceremonies within the Mass. Just recently, I attended a wedding with the song "All my Life" sung by the wedding singers after the vows were made and a recording of "Give Love on Christmas Day" played during the Communion of the Faithful.

The best way IMHO to fix this issue is to rediscover the heavenly sound of Gregorian Chants and Sacred Polyphony.

Chiness said...

Kuya Gerald, natuwa kami ni Juhnar. Parang may nababanaag kaming liwanag galing Silangan na ulit.

Yoel Engel said...

I just wrote a song about love for my girlfriend and I thought I would find lyrics on your blog so that I can compare my song :P but anyhoo... you're blog is wayy nicer than mine that's for sure! If you have the extra 3 minutes to listen to the song I wrote that's on youtube, click here A Song About Love and dont forget to rate and comment the song! :) thanx SOOOOOO much! :D