carolmay13 wrote:Why exactly are we trying to put a square peg into a round hole...?
There are a great many Italian hymns that have long been sung in Catholic and other Christian Churches across Italy that don't have any theological issues in them
I believe that more than just finding hymns that do not have any theological issues in them, there are some important theological teachings that the Church is trying to share throughout the world. And yes, this presents major challenges in any language. So, until someone comes a long who can do better (and I cannot, either), I think the hymns in the current book will have to continue to serve as best they can.
I am certain that the General Church Music Committee would welcome any suggestions you have, should you want to recommend any of those other hymns. I know that there are a few hymns in the Spanish and French languages that are in those hymnals and not in the English hymnal. Perhaps the same is true, or could be, for the Italian one.