For All Saints Sunday, November 6, 2011, a video reflection on the gospel for the day, Matthew 5:1-12. Robert Kochis sings David Haas’ “Blest are They,” one of wolfie’s favorites. David Haas is one of many musicians who compose contemporary Catholic music. Following the movement that began with the St. Louis Jesuits in the 1970s and 1980’s, Haas, together with Marty Haugen (actually a Protestant Christian), became some of the most prolific composers of contemporary Catholic liturgical music during the period of rapid liturgical change following Vatican II. Their hymns, songs, and liturgy make up a good deal of the contents of the GIA Gather hymnals, and are widely published in other hymnals used by the Catholic Church in the United States.
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