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Tuesday, July 09, 2002 Ecumenism in the service of the insipid
At Catholic Light comes word that Schultz Bros. bete noire Marty Haugen, a composer of liturgical music notable for its banality and corresponding widespread popularity in Catholic parishes, is not even Catholic – he's a Congregationalist.
Now, as a native New Englander, I yield to no one in the admiration of historic white-steepled Congregational meeting-houses. But what else besides Puritans and churches on town commons comes to mind at the mention of Congregationalism?
Austerity in church design. A focus on the assembly. And today, an emphasis on dogmatic leftism.
Sound familiar? Is it any wonder his work has become a staple of Catholic liturgical planners and diocesan worship nabobs?