Thanks to the information provided through The Catholic Review, we have been made aware that some years ago the bishops decided that “music should be a part of all celebrations,” as much as possible. For the life of me, I can’t recall a survey or poll being taken at that time to ascertain whether this was acceptable or desirable to those they serve. Your pages continue to be packed with stories of churches closing, vocations being down, parishes being combined, only 43 percent of baptized Catholics attending church regularly and budget problems. It’s time for a change. Let’s go back to basics, more “low masses” where those in attendance can actually hear and respond to the words of preparation and consecration of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, and not sit there listening to the choir and musicians performing an aria. What we are doing now is not working.