Got this from the "Letters from the Editor" pages of the Adoremus Bulletin. "Letters to the Editor" is the only part of AB that appears in the print version of the paper only, and not online. Luckily, I have an Adoremus membership as an employment benefit with my parish. My contract may make it sound like a requirement to some ears, but to me, it's definitely a bene!
Anyhoo, one couple from New Hampshire wrote a letter titled What Can Be Done about Bad Songs? It begins thus:
We have requested that the song "Bread of Life", by Rory Cooney, and published by Oregon Catholic Press, be deleted from our parish's playbook.
This song contains lyrics that are simply wrong, teaching a false understanding of the Body and Blood of Christ at the very moment when we come forward to receive Him. The refrain:
I myself am the Bread of Life,
You and I are the Bread of Life,
Taken and blessed, broken and shared by Christ,
That the world might live.
The couple's letter ends with their pastor suggesting that they write to OCP and ask for an explanation. But even better is Adoremus' reply, suggesting that the couple go right to the horse's mouth, and included the address of the horse himself. Here's the tail end of the reply:
At present, the US Bishops' Conference is reviewing music for Mass, following the directives of recent Vatican Documents. You might also address your concerns about the dubious song (or others) to:
Monsignor James Moroney
Exec. Director, Secretariat
Committee on the Liturgy
3211 4th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017-1194
Phone: (202) 541-3000
Thank you, Adoremus!