Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Faith of our Fathers - for Heaven's sake.


Back from vacation - and still getting caught up with work ( having a job soooo gets in the way of important things!!). At mass this past Sunday, we sang "Faith of our Fathers" - with the *new* and *improved* 3rd verse that begins "Our mothers too...". Oh, please. Naturally, I didn't sing that one, since it's such a crass political insert. Maybe I'll live long enough to see all the liberal "inclusive" verses removed, but somehow I doubt it.

But I guess it could be worse, it could be a "hymnal" from OCP, and I'd have to put up with this kind of stuff weekly instead of occasionally...

10 comments:

John C. Hathaway said...

"One bread, one body, one stupid hymn. . . . "
"Gather us in, the bored and the nauseous. . . . "

Paul Nichols said...

Amen, John. Amen, indeed. Oh, wait, I shouldn't say "aMEN", I should say, um, "Aperson".

beez said...

Wouldn't that be "Apeople?"

PandaBean said...

I think it would be "Apersyn", after all "son" is a male word! :P

(I really like those songs, tho'...)

God Bless!

Brian Michael Page said...

Faith of Our Fathers was our opening hymn this weekend past as well.
The Muzak Issue missed a good verse - the one that starts "Our fathers, chained in prisons dark..." I could have used it, especially with my pastor's homily.

BMP

Zach said...

I really can't stand that song anyway. I'd just rather not hear any verse of it. I just find the tone quite boring and monotonous.

Vox Cantor said...

I wonder how many good Baptists who sing this song so well know it was written by a Catholic Priest. Father Frederick William Faber, Cong. Orat. was a contemporary of John Henry Cardinal Newman.

paramedicgirl said...

How awful! I've never heard that version - thank God. Our choir sang the hymn, too, and I'm sure if they had of heard that insipid nonsense, they would have incorporated it into their lyrics.

Defund Abortion Guy said...

Great stuff. I added your cartoon to my blog.

Paul Nichols said...

Thanks for adding me on, Mr. Defund..