Thursday, 19 August 2010

Praise for Tom Jones' Latest CD

I just bought Tom Jones' "Praise and Blame". I think it's superb. But then I like "old time" spiritual music. This song is one of the best from the album.

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6 comments:

  1. Well, who would have thought it! Is it too late to get Tom for that 'Vigil' in Hyde Park'!
    Thanks anyway Father.

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  2. I'm in Welsh mode, at the moment, having spent a few days there, last week. They're great singers, the taffy's, no doubht about that boyo (as they say in Wales)!

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  3. Great post..do you mind adding a link to my new blog please?

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  4. Well, not my cup of tea music-wise, so I couldn't really get passed the intro, but I did get as far as noticing a rosary several times. :-)

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  5. Sorry, to make another comment, but I just watched the rest of it, and I really like the phrase ... "to make me human to make me whole". While this might be, presumably, an old negro spiritual, it is a very, traditional Catholic understanding of what it means to be human. Many people say, in the context of excusing faults, "oh, he/she is only human", when in actuality, that is a perversion of the true sense of what it means to be human. Faults and more especially, sins, make us less human. Jesus took on fully human nature, but, of course, was sinless. When we think of our faults and disordered inclinations, we are really thinking of man's wounded nature of concupiscence, not perfection in virtues that make us more as we were meant to be by God's Perfect Will.

    On a digression: May God united all Christians to be united all in Christ and his holy Bride, the one, true Church.

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  6. Lynea, I agree completely. That phrase struck me in the same way. We should thank the Holy Spirit that He speaks through some - apparently - unlikely instruments, but that is what He tends to do in difficult times. You may be interested in the post I am going to put up about the actress Patricia Neal and Gary Cooper (!)

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