Ah yes - OCP's pick as (de)Composer of the Year at the latest NaPalM convention in Indy - who other than Marty Haugen! (RSCT to the Curt Jester)
Here we learn that Haugen came into working with liturgy not knowing a thing about it. (RSCT to Domini Sumus).
"A chaplain suggested that I apply for a Catholic church job. I said I didn’t know anything about the Catholic liturgy, and he said, well, these days, nobody does—you’ll feel right at home. And he was right."
"Growing up in the Lutheran Church, I knew and loved the psalms, but only as prayer texts and spoken texts, not sung. The first Sunday I came to the Catholic church, we were instructed to sing the psalm—interactively! I was struck during that service by how badly the people sang and how poorly written the psalm setting was. It was awful. I thought to myself—I could write this badly!"
And he does write that badly. Worse, his thinking on liturgy was from a Lutheran standpoint, and he inflicted that same thinking on Catholic liturgy - most contrary to what the Vatican teaches us.
What the hell was that chaplain thinking? And even today, what the hell is OCP thinking? I shouldn't be surprised, I guess. After all, "All Are Welcome" seems to be the typical liturgical intelligence these days.
Thank God for the Motu Proprio! While Haugen and pals are entertaining, we'll be worshipping!