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Music Publisher Drops Renowned Pro-Gay Catholic Hymnist for Sex Abuse Accusations

Post–Vatican II hymnist David Haas is known throughout the English-speaking world for such hymns as ‘Blessed are They,’ ‘You Are Mine,’ and ‘Servant Song.’

A famous American Catholic hymnist whose songs are well known in churches throughout the country has lost his sponsorship from a major Catholic hymnal publisher following multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.

David Haas, 63, is known by Catholics throughout the English-speaking world for such hymns as “Blessed are They,” “You Are Mine,” and “Servant Song.” Last year, the hymnist composed a chant to celebrate homosexuality.

GIA Publications said in a Facebook post published over the past weekend that it became aware of allegations of sexual misconduct by Haas earlier this year and that it subsequently learned that the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis was considering a decision not to provide him a letter of suitability.

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