After the council, an overemphasis was given to the presence of Christ in the assembly, so that the other ways Christ is even more sacramentally intensely present suffered a certain neglect.[snip]
Evidence of that is given through the occurrence, not unusual throughout the United States, of the practice of the taking of the consecrated Precious Blood of Christ, which remained after Mass, and pouring it down the sacrarium or even an ordinary sink. Evidence of this is also given in the need seen universally among the Bishops of the United States to issue a document affirming and clarifying our belief in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharistic species.
The question arises, does some of the music routinely sung embody the incorrect overemphasis on the presence of Christ in the assembly, so that people are confused as to the importance of the sacramental intensity of His presence, especially under the signs of bread and wine.And I seriously doubt that this means that Bp. Morlino wants to impose the Tridentine Rite or use Latin exclusively. The music at EC Masses (which has his full backing, and in which he's participated) is largley Protestant-Evangelical Praise & Worship, with the occasional traditional or contemporary hymn and, yes, Latin, thrown in. (EC isn't easily pigeon-holed. Thankfully.)
Certain songs come to mind where the lyrics raise a real question for me. For example: "We are called, We are chosen, We are Christ for one another, We are a promise, We are sower, We are seed, We are question, We are creed." Singing that song repeatedly teaches people something, and I am afraid that it is something that I as Bishop do not want to teach them, but we certainly need to begin a dialogue about these matters.
Liturgy, and even more so, liturgical music, continues to be scandalously divisive. I pray that the our Bishops' discusison on music during their November meeting is fruitful.