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The Paulist Center that John Kerry has made his spiritual refuge is noted for outreach ministries to draw the lapsed and the fallen-away back to church.
The music there would have any SMMMHDH member running straightaway out the door for the Common.
Do the lapsed and fallen-away actually prefer this stuff? Check out this coming Sunday's music menu.
It's heavy on the Misa del Mundo by Jesse Manibusan, whose celebratory We Are Church anthems appear to be OCP favorites for their creative and diversity-conscious use of bird calls and rain sticks.
Also on the play list:
The "Mass of the Caribbean Dreamer," a calypso-and-reggae flavored piece its composer intended For the Children;
Sister Suzanne Toolan's "I Am the Bread of Life (Yo Soy el Pan de Vida)," a particularly gooey clip of which may be heard here, and which makes this CanticaNova list of Bad Hymns;
David Haas' "We Will Rise Again," which also makes the CanticaNova Bad Hymn list, and "We Are God's People," a "gathering/sprinkling song" included in the Haas CDWe Give You Thanks, from which the title audio clip may be heard here.
Scroll forward over coming weeks and you see the aural price Sen. Kerry will pay for no-questions-asked Communion comes under the familiar names of Haugen, Haas and Schutte.
Frankly, for Self-Celebratory Aren't-We-Multicultural ™ Boomer Feel-Good music, I'll stick with "It's a Small World" from the '64 World's Fair Pepsi Pavilion, an exhibit that presciently showed what Baghdad could be if happy UN platitudes were brought to bear.