[quote=Marialis Cultus] Are there any documentation on why this a liturgical abuse? Which is the liturgical abuse: a) having the Rock 'n Roll band in church or b) having it in the sanctuary?
You mean in the SANCTUARY, not just the nave? If so, my understanding is that the muscians should not be in the sanctuary except the cantor when proclaiming the psalm. So yes, that would be a violation of the norms. (I’m looking for the reference, but haven’t found it yet)
As far as Rock 'n Roll, I’m struggling with that at our parish. We have a praise & worship band, not really rock and roll to most people’s eyes. But many of the songs they sing just don’t seem to be reverant enough to be at the foot of the cross. Great for praise & worship songs out side the mass, but within it . . . I don’t know. And of course the people in it have such heart for the music and praising God through the music.
I think Fr doesn’t want to hurt them, plus he feels like it reaches the young people better. But I’ve seen young people turned on by Gregorian chant, plain chant, Taize etc too. Why risk desecrating the mass when something more sacred would accomplish the same end goals?
I do think that if Fr. set limits and educated them in charity, they would be open to receiving instruction that would enable them to more faithfully participate in the mass without risking a loss of the sacred. Its very depressing, since this should be the thing we are willing to GO TO BAT for, the sacred celebration of the mass.