Thursday, August 28, 2008

There'll be no more **** in this parish

A conversation the other night with The Curate.

C: I gave the folk choir a copy of Cardinal Arinze's letter on the sacred tetragrammaton last week.

Me: Really? I bet that went down well. What did they say?

C: [adopts adolescent Weegie accent] "Whassat? Have they naethin' better tae dae in Rome?"

Me: What did you say?

C: I told them making sure we worship God the right way is about as good a job as it gets.

Me: So what next?

C: Well, there'll be no more **** in this parish

Those of you who are parents will recognise what's at play with the use of YHWH in a certain type of hymn over the last few decades. When your kids reach a certain age (6ish?) and know your christian name, its use is usually a prelude to an act of mischief and/or disobedience. That would certainly seem to be the case in the liturgy in the works of Haagen Daas (or whoever)

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Blogger the dĂșnadan said...

This will make singing along to the penultimate song on U2's album "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" very awkward.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good point about parents, Paulinus. Well made.

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray! 1 done, 654 (or however many) Scottish parishes to go.

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I jumped at the chance and told the music group in my parish...never again! At least 1 cardinal that speaks the truth!

11:37 AM  

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