Some Want the Old Latin Hymns
Many of the readers who responded named Latin hymns as their favorites with specific requests that these be used regularly today. Several stated that, although they enjoy many of the new hymns, some older hymns should also be given a place in modern liturgies.
"We know we have to keep up with modern times...but maybe every Sunday one old hymn could be sung!" writes Ruth Johnson of Madelia, Minnesota.
"They should play a variety of old and new--something for everyone. Is that asking too much?" asks Casimir M. Muroski, Jr., of Roselle Park, New Jersey.
Joanne Dawson of Ellicott City, Maryland, says, "It is sometimes sad to see how the Latin is becoming so foreign in the Mass. I am not yet 40 years old, but I can remember quite a bit of the Latin from the Masses of my childhood....I don't understand why our young people today are always exposed to the 'folk' music, as if they wouldn't enjoy or appreciate the older hymns."
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