tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post5963830578350216319..comments2010-01-06T14:15:56.254-05:00Comments on Summorum Pontificum: A "Novus Ordo Catholic" reappraises Traditional Ca...Patrick Archboldhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13230114519933936165noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-25095757879823964602008-09-16T15:45:00.000-04:002008-09-16T15:45:00.000-04:00I agree with you 100%. I hope you didn't get from ...I agree with you 100%. I hope you didn't get from my mention that I was attacking them, I was not. I thoroughly enjoyed these Masses.<BR/><BR/>Inculturation has a role to play in Mass. What you say characterized these Masses is correct and makes all the difference in the world. What Fr. Troy did, on the other hand, was a travesty.<BR/><BR/>One observation: the musicians were not wearing hats, being inside church and all...:-)<BR/><BR/>¡Viva Cristo Rey!<BR/>-TeófiloTeófilo de Jesúshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03013188371223503953noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-47854665765408201662008-09-16T15:03:00.000-04:002008-09-16T15:03:00.000-04:00I feel like I must speak up in defense of mariachi...I feel like I must speak up in defense of mariachi masses. Where some people see flippant, silly guys with horns and funny hats, I see skilled musicians who have spent an entire lifetime learning a demanding, difficult genre of music. <BR/><BR/>Most of the mariachi musicians I've known have been second- or third-generation mariachi, learning the music within their own family and playing at special occasion masses for years. The songs they play in mass are always deeply religious in nature (or at least in all of the mariachi masses I've attended) and do not make light of the sanctity of our faith whatsoever.<BR/><BR/>It pains me when I hear people praise masses with classical musicians (violins, piano, choral accompaniment) and then flat-out ridicule mariachis. <BR/><BR/>If anything, I've found mariachi masses MORE reverent than 90% of the wear-your-jeans-and-play-a-tambourine masses I've had to sit through. The mariachi take great pride in wearing formal dress to mass and, for whatever reason, most of the other people in the church follow suit. <BR/><BR/>The prayers are reverent, the music is reverent, the people are reverent and the focus is on the word of God. It's just expressed through vihuelas, guitarrones and violines instead of harpsichords and cellos.Catolicahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06632070545963192336noreply@blogger.com