Fran, your apology suits you - thank you. Also apologies on my side if I reacted too quickly.
My understanding was that you found U2 agreeable - I know several more people who take some quotes of Bono (that he believes in Jesus) and his charity work and use it to show that it’s one of the few Christian bands.
Despite several of the lyrics, the syncretism shown in the concerts, and recently the revelation that their charity is not too charitable - I took U2 as one of the ‘least un-Christian’ mainstream acts.
What you tell me adds to this idea and clearly crosses this line.
My point is a bit this:
One might think that U2 would be a good choice because they are so ‘Christian’. As per some of Bono’s quotes, as states above.
A catholic radio station around here plays random classical music - I didn’t research into it but some of the composers may have masonic influences. But maybe they just think it’s bett
I’d prefer Gloria Estefan - her Latin roots remind of a love purer than what I see around me here.
To carry your idea further: Yes it could be a christian choir - but that would demand a type of more reverence. Someone pointed out that (probably for security reasons) people have to be there 4 hours in advance.
Most lay people can’t focus on God for 4 hours, risking that by the time the Mass started, all kinds of strange things are happening. Better to first serve them acceptable secular entertainment, so when the Pope comes the reverence can be accentuated.
I don’t know though - big Masses are not my favorite kind anyway, especially when they are celebrated in a secular environment. There was a big difference to me between the beach of Copacabana and the field at Madrid. That’s why I am so delighted that next WYD is in Poland, and I see a lot of spiritual initiatives rather than 'make-a-selfie’actions from the organisations. But that’s another topic…