Wednesday, May 9, 2007


Yes, that is one dollar times 10 to the 12th power...

...that is posted as the reward that will be given by Ma Beck "If anyone can produce any document from the Second Vatican Council which encourages church songs to be sung in English and/or accompanied by popular instruments". I wouldn't count Liturgical Music Today or Music in Catholic Worship, that's for dang sure. Neither are from the Second Vatican Council. At best, the latter is from "an ad hoc subcommittee comprised of 6 lay songwriters and 3 Bishops appointed by a Bishop’s Committee from the Conference of Bishops" (that Conference of Bishops being none other than the USCCB / source of quote: Chironomo).

The reward actually comes from Ma Beck's post about a ditty she found on the St. Louis Jesuits. I'm guessing it was right around the time of their reunion - you know - that big news down at OCP about a year or so ago. That most likely explains why there was hardly anything decent added for the 2007 music issue (except for Sing with all the saints in glory). They were doing pretty good for 2005 and 2006, adding some better (and much needed) titles for the first time (though I'm still pissed that they pulled some good hymns out - Christ is made the sure foundation and Come, my way, my truth, my life, to name two, in 2006).

The author of Catholic Pillow Fight makes this little food association (I found this via Ma Beck's trackback):
"Here I am, Lord" is a twinkie. "Ave Verum Corpus" is broccoli. We don't like broccoli, even though it is filled with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants that a body needs to grow strong. Adults usually know they need to eat broccoli and steak and carrots.
But yet, broccoli is said to kill cancer. Twinkies, if you're not careful, can kill good health.

As for the trillion dollar reward? I'll pass. I can't find anything. Besides, Ma Beck's got a baby to feed. She can't afford no trillion dollars. :-)


1 comment:

Cathy said...

You know dat's right.