Comics are rather popular among young people and have beenCheck out the article... he made many very good points about why it is important to all of us to try to preserve the musical heritage of the Church...
for many decades. But let’s imagine a world in which people never really went
beyond them. No novels, no poetry, no non-fiction. Just comics. Maybe not even
words. Just pictures.
Who would be surprised when the generation turned out
to be illiterate? Let this situation run for three or four generations, and you
would suddenly wake up to a world in which no one could really read and, more
shockingly, no one could teach people to read either.
At this point, you might expect people to suddenly
realize what they have done. A major part of the foundation of civilization had
been inadvertently smashed. If we could easily do a before/after analysis, we
would be shocked more so than if we live in the midst of
While it is happening, each generation knows
less than the previous generation and increasingly there are fewer and fewer
people around to even notice that there is a problem. People do not even know
what they do not know, nor even that the problem needs to be
This, I fear, is pretty much what has happened in the
area of Catholic music — not entirely, but we have approached that fate and
perhaps might be saved from it with massive efforts today.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Another great Adoremus article by Jeffrey Tucker...
Just read the article in the April 2008 Adoremus Bulletin online... "The Decline and Fall of Catholic Music". In the article, Jeffrey gives a very good analogy about the loss of the musical skills within the Catholic church. Here is a brief excerpt: