blog post by a person called Young Catholic:
The problem is all these pastors, youth pastors and music directors keep
telling us young folk what bores us, what we really like, what we find
interesting. And guess what, THEY’RE WRONG! If one listens to the young
Catholic voice, one would find we are yearning for beauty, for tradition
and for truth. Traditional Catholicism honestly fascinates us! We go
all week hearing perky pop-songs, jumping techno and chatter that
doesn’t leave a minute of silence. We go to church and we get exposed to
the same exact things. Thus, of course we find it boring! Why should we
go to Mass when we can stay home and sing “Gather us in”, listen to a
preacher on tv and fill our rooms with noise? Young people are sick of
the world. We long for a safe habitat where we can bow before God and
think. We crave contact with ancientness, with a strong grounding, with
strong Catholic identity. God’s people are chosen out of the world, set
apart, destined for a heavenly home. We want a taste of that!!
More often than not it is the boomer parents and grandparents who want snap their fingers, tap their toes, sway to the beat, and enjoy the entertainment... Young Roman Catholics and Lutherans are looking for more... for depth, beauty, faithfulness, continuity with the saints of old, and solid food...