Singing and dancing welcome pope on DC streets

April 16, 2008

Crowds welcome Pope Benedict in Washington, 16 April 2008/Jonathan ErnstThe Washington Post carries an interesting story today examining how American Catholics are split when it comes to music — many older parishioners are partial to folk-style songs written in the 1970s, while many younger members want Gregorian chant and other older forms of music.

But a third style of music ruled the streets of Washington today, as thousands gathered to view the Pope’s motorcade. Several predominantly Latino church groups brought drums, tambourines and guitars to accompany energetic songs that would not have sounded out of place in a South American soccer stadium. Click here to listen.


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Who cares what type of music it is as long as the Lord is being glorified? Psalm 150 said it best:

Praise the LORD. [a]
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.

Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.

Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,

Praise him with tambourine and dancing,
praise him with the strings and flute,

Praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.

Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD.

Posted by MA Giroux | Report as abusive

I really do hope that the Pope is enjoing the tambourines and guitars and the energetic songs because the day will come when “The King of the North” will dust off the dust of the real LAW Book and will also open the Book of History to arrest and judge the Pope the leader of the Roman Catholic Church for commiting Genocide for 1700 years against man, women, and children who refused to become a Catholic. There is not Statute of Limitation when someone commits Genocide and sexual abuse using the name of Jesus Christ. “The King of the North” of the new Mega Power that is rising will impale upside down the Pope and there shall be not more Popes. The Roman Catholic Church will be destroy in the four corners of the Earth. Rome will burn one last time. America will cry like a confuced girl when they see their Catholics friends suffering from a distance. America will not help the Catholics for fear of interrupting the concentration of “The King of the North”.

Posted by Jack | Report as abusive