I got a question by e-mail (edited). I hope you can help out.
Dear Fr. Z,
My family has started attending the extraordinary form of the mass, and it has been such a blessing to us! I enjoy reading and learning at your blog. I do still cantor at my old parish and area parishes for vigil masses and funerals that don’t conflict with my husband, young children, and I attending the EF together on Sunday.
I was recently a cantor at a NO mass where the "Mass of Remembrance" was used. The music director was lamenting that they had received a list of music no longer allowed at mass. This list included "We Remember," the memorial acclamation from that mass. The piece (as you are most likely aware) is also often used as a communion hymn, etc… She said it was a shame because the people liked it so much, and I tried to be diplomatic (its a paying job, and I don’t want to burn bridges) in saying its a shame the bishops were so slow to address its theological problems and that in the meantime it had become so popular. I managed to resist expressing fully my elation.
However, I have searched and, aside from various commentaries like your own on the USCCB document from December, I haven’t been able to find references to such a list. Perhaps this list was just from my own diocese (though, it would surprise me that my diocese would initiate such a list on its own)? I could ask, but before I do (I am a bit afraid of coming across at critical) I was hoping you might have, or be able to obtain access to, this list. I know this director would not have cut this "favorite" song from the liturgy unless required to do so. It seems, though, that such a list would have urged a post from you considering its liturgical implications and your own love for sacred music.
Do any of you know of such a list?