“Is it wise to re-enforce the sense of the priesthood as a clerical caste? Is the acolyte supposed to be like the page who serves Sir Galahad until King Arthur dubs him a knight?” – America editorial
Archive for September, 2011
…I was responding rather sharply to a piece by Fr Allen Morris, until recently secretary of the English and Welsh bishops’ liturgy office. On 17 September, he had written a letter defending against a critic what is said in a UK edition of the new texts, namely that the bishops had been overseeing their gestation for about 20 years.
“The unconscious vulgarity of this change [from ‘cup’ to ‘chalice’], at the most dramatic moment in the whole liturgy, is horrifying, as though the dignity of the word ‘cup’ were not upheld by the hands that held it and passed it round…” – Fr. Sebastian Moore, OSB
The Conference of Religious of Ireland tried to persuade the Irish Bishops’ Conference to delay the introduction of the new translation of the Missal, fearing it would cause further difficulties for a Church already in crisis.
Part 2 of Gabe Huck’s 4-part series.
“Once you get beyond “Push” or “Pull” on the shop door, translators must make judgments where right and wrong are probably not the best words to describe what happens. No translation will say exactly what the original says to one for whom the original language is the mother tongue.”
The diocese of Hong Kong is waiting one more year to implement the missal so as to allow for more catechesis and preparation.
“Oppose ecclesiastical power, but look with mercy on the custodians of this power. Try daily in your communities to build this Church-for-others of Vatican II. We sow, the Gospel also says, in tears; others, in their day, shall reap in joy. But let us not lament our fate. It is very laborious, difficult, but still wonderful.” — Abbot Giovanni Franzoni, OSB
Pope Benedict said he made the change in responsibilities so that the Congregation for Divine Worship could “dedicate itself principally to giving a new impulse to the promotion of the sacred liturgy in the church, according to the renewal willed by the Second Vatican Council.”
Who could praise rupture?