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Archive for category Translation / New Missal

It won’t go away, you know

The letter from Gerald O’Collins SJ, published recently in the Tablet Journal, has reignited the debate on the impact of the 2011 translation.

Open Letter: Gerald O’Collins Calls on Bishops to Make Use of 1998 Sacramentary

“What would Jesus say about the 2010 Missal? Would he approve of its clunky, Latinized English that aspires to a ‘sacral’ style which allegedly will ‘inspire’ worshippers?”

Revelation temporalized in language

At the end of Keith Peckler’s book Dynamic Equivalence: The Living Language of Christian Worship, he quotes the Italian Benedictine liturgist, Salvator Marsili, writing at the end of the Second Vatican Council about this issue of the changeover from liturgy entirely in Latin to the use of modern languages in worship.

Francis, Bishops and the Missal: “Mission Intelligible”

A new moment calls for a bold new initiative. What are we waiting for?

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The Postcommunion prayers of the Roman Missal: a new comparative analysis

A splendid new compilation and study of the postcommunion prayers in the Roman Missal will be useful to anyone interested in the liturgy as a source for theological reflection.

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Cardinal George on the New Translation in America

Cardinal Geoprge thinks that the new translation has been “well done” and “the collects are truly beautiful.”

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Spanish-language Leccionario Postponed

Difficulties will have to be ironed out, and the Holy See will have to clarify some things. By when? Anybody’s guess.


Glory to God in the… Oh, Nevermind

Is “formal correspondence” more important than accuracy?

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An inter-confessional Bible gets Pope’s approval [updated]

Will the views expressed by Pope Francis on translating the Bible influence future ecumenical collaboration on translating liturgical texts?

My Personal Encounters with the New Archbishop of Chicago

Bishop Cupich told me that I was right about the new Roman Missal.

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