A question for Catholics:
Is it appropriate to continue having “A Mighty Fortress” in our Mass?
Possible reasons for:
*]The song itself does not contradict Catholic Doctrine
*]The song is widely considered beautiful and has already been generally accepted, and the Vatican has even allowed it to be in the Breviary
Possible reasons against:
*]The song was composed by Martin Luther, years after he had already been excommunicated
*]Protestants of the time used the song as an anthem in their fight against the Pope
I stuck to just leaving two examples for each, because I’m sure if I made it uneven, I’d be accused of being impartial (which I probably am, since I personally don’t like having the song in our liturgies).
Take a moment and vote, and feel free to post replies giving more reasons both for or against the inclusion of the song in the Liturgy.
Thanks for taking my poll.