“In Heaven, There Is Only Singing” : An Interview with Fr George Rutler

Posted August 23, 2017 7:38 pm by Gregory DiPippo

“In Heaven, There Is Only Singing” : An Interview with Fr George Rutler

The following interview with Fr George Rutler was published on the website of the Homiletic and Pastoral Review on August 18th; we thank them and the author, Roseanne T. Sullivan, for their gracious permission to republished it on NLM. (The original version included a preamble which we omit here for considerations of space.) I would especially call our reader’s attention to the last paragraph, and Fr Rutler’s choice words that “The Church must convert the barbarians and not be converted by them.”Whether hymns should be sung, or not sung, at Mass, and which hymns are acceptable, is a fraught topic. The

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