Are You Singing Songs Of Dissent At Your Parish?

Rockford, Il – ( – 6-23-2012 – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative – After Vatican II many Catholic Parishes turned away from sacred music and started using a unique brand of American folk songs with a religious theme at Mass. In many ways this was a rejection of Catholic beauty and sound theology in the music used to worship God at Mass.

One of the most successful writers of this new folk style music used at Mass is Dan Schutte of St. Louis Jesuits Music.

You may recognize some of his songs from Sunday Mass such as: “City of God” (1981), “Only This I Want” (1981), “Blest Be the Lord” (1976), “You Are Near” (1971), “Though the Mountains May Fall” (1975), “Sing a New Song” (1972), “Glory and Praise to Our God” (1976) “Table of Plenty” (1992) and “These Alone Are Enough” (2004).

Sadly, Dan Schutte will be using his music to join Call to Action in their promotion of contraception, abortion, homosexuality, women priests and attacks on the papacy, Priests, and rejection of many Catholic doctrines at a Call to Action Conference in Milwaukee WI, Nov. 1-3, 2013.

A few other speakers at this conference include notorious dissenters and supporters of the culture of death such as Roy Bourgeois, Charles Curran, and Gary Wills.

Some of the presentations at this Call to Action Conference include:

Catholics For Choice – Film: “Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics” followed by panel discussion

George Clements – Ordination Itself Is the Real Obstacle to Church Reform

Jeannine Gramick and Robert Shine – LGBT Catholics and Allies Standing

Miguel De La Torre – Why the Church, for its Own Salvation, Needs Our Queer Sisters and Brothers in Christ

Marianne Duddy-Burke – Same Sex Marriage and Beyond: The Catholic Imperative for LGBT Equality

Call to Action is known far and wide for its vicious attacks on the Church and attempts to undermine any form of genuine Catholic morality. This information is nothing new. What should give us pause for reflection is that one of the people who has written many songs used in Catholic worship is now in bed with the very people who want to destroy the Church from within.

The next time a Dan Schutte song is played at Mass it will be very difficult for any faithful Catholic to sing if they know the author of that song makes common cause with those who hate many things Jesus and His Catholic Church stand for.

10 thoughts on “Are You Singing Songs Of Dissent At Your Parish?

  1. Call to action destroys all it touches. To bad this song writer has thrown in with the dissenters. It will be very hard to listen to his songs at Mass.

  2. What the heck are those big puppets doing at mass? Those things would scare any sane person. The only thing more frightening than those puppets is that list of presentations at the call to action conference. Sounds like satan would feel right at home listening to these talks. And he would love the pro-abortion movie.

  3. Thanks to God for my beautiful parish of St.Margaret of Scotland in Oceanside, CA! I am a proud member of the choir and we sing Gregorian Chant and Palestrina pieces! None of the ‘ballads’! Sadly, we are the exception and not the norm in our Diocese.

  4. This explains a lot. The music we have had to endure for years at church would make nice camp fire songs but is not worthy of the Mass. Thanks for showing us the thinking that one of these song writers put into the music. the culture of death indeed.

  5. Sadly, the combination of ministry gifts from God, when combined with all the fleshly thrills possible through politics and other places of worldly power, add up to self-delusion and walking in deception. We don’t need anything “new” – our Sacred Scripture, Tradition, and the Revelations of the Magisterium, are more than enough to provide everything we need for victoriously completing our sojourn here, following Jesus. And the Catechism of the Catholic Church is so beautiful and rich in explaining everything with so much heart and inspiration to make it compelling for each to choose to live a holy life. We need never despair of God’s mercy and faithfulness to His Promises. Even so, we must be on guard about the sin of Presumption which is when “man presumes upon his own capacities, (hoping to be able to save himself without help from on high), or he presumes upon God’s almighty power or his mercy (hoping to obtain his forgiveness without conversion and glory without merit).” Catechism re HOPE at 2090-2092.

  6. “Miguel De La Torre – Why the Church, for its Own Salvation, Needs Our Queer Sisters and Brothers in Christ”

    So are they trying to say the Church needs to be disordered and sinful to be saved?

    And by the way the massive headed puppets one of the strangest things I have ever seen!

  7. These people should start their own contraception, abortion, women priests, no priests, no pope, do what ever you want church and stop trying to cut down the Catholic Church


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