Guest blogger Mantilla Amontillado is the founder of Veritas Vestments. She holds a degree in Ecclesiastical Haberdashery from Salamanca University. She has done the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella three times on horseback and is engaged to the famous matador, Senor Augusto Torquemada.

Hey hon! I sorry I not been talking for so long, but my business, Veritas Vestments is going real fast like one of the bulls that is running through the streets of Pamplona. You are asking me about when I am getting married to Augusto. This is not so good right now. Augusto is having problems. Better not talk about this right now hon. Okay? So I am visiting my cousins in America when they take me to the school Mass for the little ones. I am amazed. The children are singing loud and clear and you know what they are singing hon? Chant music. I think it comes from this monastery in France called Tevye or Dizzy or something like this. So it is very beautiful and the words are in Latin and the children, they love this quiet beautiful music. Then the next week I am visiting some other friends and they take me to another Mass for their children and it is not so good. Up front of the church is a woman and a man who are wearing clothes that are too tight, and I have to tell you hon, it would be difficult to find clothes for those two that are NOT too tight. So they are playing guitars and singing folk songs with the children about Jesus shining and gathering together. But I am noticing hon, that none of the children are singing. It is only the old fat people who are singing. So I am thinking about this and you know something? Read More


Go here for a post on banal hymns at Mass.  Here are more moanings and musings on bad church music. To be more positive, some time ago I wrote a four part series on what makes a good hymn.Here’s the first part. Here’s part two, here’s the third and here’s the fourth.