This week's Catholic Herald, a UK-based Catholic weekly, has a brilliant opinion piece by James Macmillan, CBE. For those who are unaware, James is described by the BBC as "one of today’s most successful living composers" and by Hyperion Record as "the pre-eminent Scottish composer of his generation."
Secular liberals have gladly gobbled up all these concessions and now want more – the complete obliteration of religion from public life. In the process liberal Christians have lost the respect of their secular peers. They gave no indication of intellectual rigour or ethical integrity in their eagerness to ditch bits and pieces of the faith. Their faith has been caught in a cruel light – their Christianity is bland, sentimental and anaemic.
History will look back unkindly on the generation of Vatican II Catholics who were handed such a precious pentecostal gift of grace – a unique opportunity to purify the Church, only to squander it disastrously. They bent over backwards to accommodate the zeitgeist, rather than open a generational heart to the Heilige Geist...
I encourage you to read the rest of this article here.
For a taste of James Macmillan's sacred music, recorded on his most recent disc, visit this page, which also has an interview with him. James is a member of the Glasgow Lay Dominicans and worships in the Dominican-run parish of St Columba's in Glasgow.