I’m just gonna come out and say it:
Modern worship music is appropriate for Catholic liturgy.
Boom. Thesis! There. I wrote it and it’s on the page. DEAL with it!
I jest of course but you wouldn’t know that from the way Christians often discuss the propriety (or impropriety as the case may be) of using modern styles of music in liturgy. The debate is one of the most contentious in modern Christiany. So before the comments section explodes (shattering the molds), let’s make a few disclaimers...