Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Note to Area Church Musicians

Fr Hunwicke researched the workings of Screwtape and came up with this little gem.

"Music and silence - how I detest them both! How thankful we should be that ever since our Father entered Hell ... no square inch of infernal time has been surrendered to either of those abominable forces, but all has been occupied by Noise - Noise, the grand dynamism, the audible expression of all that is exultant, ruthless and virile - Noise which alone defends us from silly qualms, despairing scruples and impossible desires. We will make the whole universe a noise in the end. We have already made great strides in this direction as regards the Earth. The melodies and silences of Heaven will be shouted down in the end. But I admit we are not yet loud enough, or anything like it. Research is in progress ..."...

Yes, indeed.  Only 2 days ago I was assaulted by "noise" in the local parish--even though the 'noise' contained (badly-sung) elements of Chant, as an excuse for its existence.  Nonetheless, it was "noise," and apparently sanctioned by the pastor.

Shortening Purgatory!!!

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