A fairly negative reading of the missal translation situation from Bryan Cones: “Words matter: The missal mess that won’t go away.”

Cones refers to the CARA survey commissioned by the Diekmann Center:

The lack of commitment to these texts is telling; I suspect in the years to come we will begin to see more and more blends of the new translation and the old one until we can generate the will to attempt another effort worthy of the people of God.

I would only add that the 1998 translation is much better than the old translation from 1974 in place until 2011, so I hope that that important work doesn’t get lost in future discussions. – awr

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