Rita Ferrone is a writer and speaker about issues of liturgy, catechesis, and church renewal. She lives in Mount Vernon, New York.

Faithful Translation: More on Francis’s motu proprio on translation

At stake here is precisely the question: What does it mean to prepare a translation faithfully? Until we grasp this, we won’t know what it means that our bishops are to do so “fideliter.” Archbishop Roche is surely right in saying that Liturgiam authenticam advocated faithful reproduction of the Latin sources. But the way of faithfulness, as Francis describes it, consists of more than this.

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