Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"The Times We Live In" ( Part 3:14 Months Later)

I did it before.....( 8: 8:08, 19:6:07) And my second Son enjoyed it because he said so.
Twice before, I paddled through waves of words in The Times.... then splashed a trickle of them here on Blog. And today I thought I'd have another go...although this go IS very short......Because I was a bit stunned.
I read something. And it surprised me. I couldn't believe it at 1st. But then I realised it's " in keeping" with today's world. But I'm actually not sure about it. ...It leaves me uneasy. And I'm not sure why. Perhaps the fault lies with me.
At the end of November, Pope Benedict xv111 releases a CD. It is called " Music from The Vatican: Alma Mater". It features him reciting and singing Prayers and it was recorded by Vatican Radio, while He was on His Marian Pilgrimages. His Holiness is quoted as saying music " brings together all people of good will on Earth" . That's right. Absolutely. Music is a wonderful timeless ageless universal language.
But this has surprised me. The making of a CD , featuring Pope Benedict has surprised me. It leaves me uneasy. It leaves me wondering.But it's in keeping with today's world: with its joys, sadnesses, hopes, fears....But it leaves me uneasy and I'm not sure why...

11 Comments:

Blogger Catherine said...

Something to do with the commercialisation of religion? Perhaps if it were to be distributed at cost, through Catholic parishes, for the faithful who couldn't afford to visit Rome, it would be less problematic. (My word verification is "careth". Very King James biblical).

11:02 pm  
Blogger Anne S said...

No doubt it will be a best seller among Pope groupies.

Still, it seems every man and his dog is releasing CDs these days, so it's not all that surprising.

11:03 pm  
Blogger cheshire wife said...

The Roman Catholic church is realising that it has to move with the times!

8:51 pm  
Blogger Sarah Laurence said...

What next, will the pope start blogging? Or maybe psalms links on twitter? Too strange.

11:55 am  
Blogger jinksy said...

If he's decided to move with the times at last, better he should start preaching Scientific Birth Control to save the world becoming overpopulated, than release yet another CD!

3:04 pm  
Blogger Amanda said...

It's left me feeling a little bewildered - how strange! Thanks for sharing, Jan.

7:56 am  
Blogger Suzanne Jones said...

Very strange - but I suppose there must be a market for it or the cd wouldn't have been realeased.

2:09 pm  
Blogger Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

It's seems the way of the world - everyone and anyone doing what it takes to promote themselves and their cause. Now, I wonder, does the Pope have a Facebook page or is he on Twitter...

5:10 pm  
Blogger Debs said...

I have to agree with you. I also found this a little strange when I read about it.

6:10 pm  
Blogger Jo said...

Hi Jan
Thank you for your comment on my blog. I can't understand why your cheque for The Yellow Room wasn't cashed. Issue 3 is due out anytime. Hope you'll submit a story some time.

9:43 am  
Blogger Jan said...

Hello everyone. Thanks for all your comments. It's lovely coming back to a post and seeing your views. Much appreciated.

9:17 am  

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