This may seem pecksniffery and pettifigging ... I beg to differ. Disrespect for the Liturgy and for the sacraments has become ingrained in Catholic culture in America over the last 40 years; I think it important that we reestablish it.
I hope this isn't too 'heavy' for an otherwise amusing satire thread.
I understand your point of view. My position has always been that we’ll do whatever our local authorities (pastor and Bishop) think is best. Father Hawker held Masses for children’s presentations and Quinceaneras; we played music for them if we were asked. Father Gary doesn’t do that. Fine by me.
In terms of a regular Sunday, I choose hymns to match the lectionary as much as possible, and we have a standard Ordinario, including singing the Our Father, which English services in our parish don’t do.