Over at Orthometer Fr. Erik Richtsteig is developing an INDEX OF FORBIDDEN SONGS.
He is examining hymnals and assigning the songs within to various categories.
His introduction is amusing:
Here we go again. Mean, sick, and sad priest attacking poor innocent hymnal: this time “Gather”. Gotta wonder why so many hymnals are titled in one word imperatives; “Gather”, “Worship”, “Fibrillate”, etc… BTW, I am ignoring the psalms and service music.
Here are some of the categories in a legend he provides so that you can get a sense of his sense of the hymns/songs/ditties/commercial jingles he has judged to be unfit for Catholic consumption.
DO= Dubious Orthodoxy,
DMWP=Don’t Mess With Perfection,
DTD=Done To Death,
NAU=Not About Us,
SIGV=Singing In God’s Voice(i. e. we are not God),
SWTR= Stick With The Rite,
TMV=Too Many Verses,
WIG=Where is God?