Fr. Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, monk of Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon, spoke to the priests of the archdiocese of Portland on the new missal translation this past October. Fr. Jeremy’s views are important because he is a member of the Vox Clara commission which advises the Congregation for Divine Worship in its approval of translations submitted by national bishops’ conferences. Fr. Jeremy is a brilliant scholar, and the case he makes here for the new translation is perhaps the strongest and most convincing I have found.

I have my own thoughts about Fr. Jeremy’s address. But I will hold back on that for a few days and let his words stand at first without my comment.   – awr

Audio: “Conceiving the Translating Task” by Fr. Jeremy Driscoll, OSB
-  If that link doesn’t work: go here and scroll down to MMP 10 and MMP 11 for audio of parts 1 and 2 of Fr. Driscoll’s talk.

UPDATE: Transcription of Part 1 is here. Transcription of Part 2 is here.