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Does Singing Priest Get Your Irish Up? Or Is Mass For Celebrating With Song?

See the priest blow away newlyweds — and the congregation.

Singing priest is up to nearly 30M views on Youtube.
Singing priest is up to nearly 30M views on Youtube.
When Father Ray Kelly surprised a wedding couple with a unique rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," it was the priest who was eventually blown away — by nearly 30 million views of his performance on Youtube.

We posted the latest viral video out of Northern Ireland as a way to ask about favorite wedding songs, but while most people praised the priest, a handful commented that such a performance was unbefitting of a house of God.

Which raises a question as Christians prepare to celebrate Easter Sunday:

  • Was the priest's performance a fitting gift to the surprised couple and appropriate for a wedding celebration? Or should churches be more subdued places reserved for contemplation? Tell us in comments below.
Dennis K. Wesley April 20, 2014 at 12:51 PM
I love this and it's obvious everyone else does to
Bill Powers April 20, 2014 at 03:31 PM
It has become apparent after 63 years of life that there are a few who would complain about saving a child stuck down a well because it wastes government resources. My principle concern is that the media (TV, Print, Social, et al.) incites the main by pointing out, what we should all already know, that a small number of misanthropes finds ugliness in beauty at every turn.
jMichael April 20, 2014 at 04:04 PM
Terrific comment, Bill!
Good Grief Y'all April 21, 2014 at 12:16 PM
Sweet, joyful, beautiful. Love it!
Dennis K. Wesley April 21, 2014 at 03:29 PM
Bill, right on!!

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