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Last week Jonathan Last pointed to an article on Church music in the Washington Post . It’s a great find, all about the generational change from the older Catholics to the new.

The ” Swallows of Capistrano ” are what I’ve come to call this younger generation of Catholics, but the piece in the Washington Post left me a litlte depressed. Why did I need to write 10,000 words on the topic? In the Washington Post , we get the point about the Swallows in a single sentence: Says Jeffrey Tucker, a choir director in Alabama, “The young priests and the young people just can’t seem to get ‘hep’ to the whole 1970s thing, and the old people just don’t understand why.”

“Just can’t seem to get hep”—you can’t do better than that for a description of today’s Catholic youth.



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