Saturday, 21 April 2012

Lipstick on a Pig

“We were at Easter Mass in our own parish in Iona, P.E.I., and I had sung a song that ended with the word Hallelujah being repeated,” Mooney told The Catholic Register.  “After Mass, our parish priest asked if I would sing Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah.’ Promising that she would, she looked up the lyrics. But to her dismay, she found that Cohen’s lyrics were not appropriate for Mass."

Well. at least Miss Mooney was smarter than her parish priest!

Notwithstanding, the puff-piece by the Catholic Register, this is NOT appropriate for Mass and it is everything this blogger and those of us involved in true liturgy have fought against.

If you don't believe me, ask St. Pius X!

Because you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig!


Teresa B. said...

I think her version is a great song... outside of mass.

When I first read that article - that was the first thing I thought - what priest would allow that song to be sung in mass??
My kids get creeped out everytime they hear the words of the Leonard Cohen song on the Classical Radio Station that really isn't really classical anymore.

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

Vox, I'm offended that you would classify that article as a "Puff"-piece.

I thought we were friends ;)