Today’s online Tablet has letters to the editor (click under “Current Issue”) and “Letters Extra” on the new missal – all of them negative. They haven’t “gotten used to it” in New Zealand, for example. And this from Fr. Sebastian Moore, OSB:
The substitution of the word “chalice” for “cup” in the Eucharistic Prayer has already been noted. The unconscious vulgarity of this change, 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…
Why so many negative reactions? Why now?? Is the implementation of the missal stirring up people’s displeasure again? Are these letters representative of very many people?