Why Catholics don’t sing in church?

It’s hard to believe that it’s a year since Pope John Paul II died. One cracking programme on radio three used the opportunity to look at the state of serious music within the Catholic Church and, amongst some stunning choral music, tries to answer the question of how Vatican II, unintentionally perhaps, pushed many parishes down the ‘folk’ route, and why Catholics don’t like singing in church. The main feature kicks in about half an hour through.

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