Rockford, Il – (ProLifeCorner.com) – 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.