I, too, wonder how in the world bishops allowed liturgists to take the new non traditional order of the Requiem Mass and turn it into something, banal and schmaltzy. The revised order, although not traditional, isn't bad if followed strictly but it didn't need the level of revision that occurred and it certainly didn't need all the options that are now so prevalent especially the substitution of the propers with banal and schmaltzy hymns that have no real place in the Traditional Order of the Mass but unfortunately have found their way into the new untraditional order of the Mass, Requiem or otherwise.
How is it that "Be Not Afraid", "On Eagle Wings" and "Old Danny Boy" have found their way into the Requiem Mass, now called in the untraditional Requiem, the Funeral Mass? And how is it that Protestant hymns have substituted for the propers like "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art" schmaltzy in a Protestant gooey way rather than in the saccharine Catholic folk way?
Maybe all that the post-Vatican II iconoclasts needed to do was simply allow a vernacular Traditional Order of the Requiem Mass and not expand options. Wouldn't that have saved us from all the silly and ugly customs now associated with so many Catholic Funeral Masses.
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