[quote=josh_lp74]I have to write a argumentative paper of 1,000 words in length for my english class at my university. I have chose the topic of playing hard rock music during Mass.
Is it wrong, or is it all right?
(please note: my definition of hard rock music is that of heavy drum beats, distorted guitar, and lyrics that are screamed which are difficult if not impossible to understand.)
What are your thoughts?
I just read an excellent chapter on this very subject. It’s a book entitled, “The Spirit of the Liturgy” and is written by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (aka Pope B16).
I’d highly recommend taking a look at the chapter entitled “Music and Liturgy” (or something to that effect), since he goes into great depth on the subject of the role of music in the liturgy, and which types are appropriate and inapproapriate, and why that is so.
Hope that helps!!