I find so much about being a Catholic that connects me to the eternal. The ritual, the spirituality, and Apostolic Succession all give me a feeling of touching the eternal, of reaching back to the time of Jesus (and before) and reaching forward into future generations.
What I really wish, however, is that someone would choose some better hymns.
I sat through Mass on Sunday listening to the cantor warble through unsingable hymn after unsingable hymn. I tried to sing, but none of the hymns were singable. The words were vacant and tune tuneless. Save the last one, which was Amazing Grace.
I have complained about this before. Cannot someone in the Church write some hymns that (i) are singable and (ii) are beautiful?
If that is impossible, cannot we at least borrow from the Anglican hymnal or go back to singing some Latin hymns?