Ugh. Amazing Grace is OK to sing around a campfire. For actual prayer, let alone for a setting as breathtaking as the Sistine Chapel, it doesn't even come close to being a contender -- the most sublime music the human race has ever managed to create ought to be just about barely good enough to offer to God.
VII says "suitable place" may be allotted to the mother tongue - and it ain't Amazin Grace in the Sistine Chapel.
Sadly, "Amazing Grace" is one of the legitimate options in the English edition of the Liturgy of the Hours. Why the Latin hymns weren't translated, I'll never know!
Diocesan liturgical "committee" rubbish.
AMazing Grace is not compatible with the Catholic doctrine of salvation nor a correct understanding of Original sin, That is the problem!!
Amazing Grace is heretical! It says, "How precious did that grace APPEAR THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED!" That is sola fide!
This is wrong on so many levels I dont even know what to say :(
So the Papal chapel doesn't necessarily follow the liturgical directives of Vatican II?
The use of any and all Protestant music in the Catholic Church since Vatican II has been an abomination from the first time one was sung in a Catholic Church.The singing of any Protestant hymn in Catholic Church would have been considered outrageous and blasphemous 50 years ago.
Deus in adjutorium meum intende!
"The singing of any Protestant hymn in Catholic Church would have been considered outrageous and blasphemous 50 years ago." That depends on the hymn. Some Protestant hymns are much more Catholic than most modern Catholic "hymns"!
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