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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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Death of a Poet

Heaney’s voice, through his written and spoken word has been concluded yet the resonance from his life’s work is far from lost. We are fortunate to have shared a time of passage with a great man, a poet and person of distinction. He spoke to us and for us in a language carefully crafted and finely tuned.

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‘Liturgical abuse’ is a linguistic misuse

Especially in liturgical matters, ‘abuse’ is a literalist mistranslation of the Latin abusus.

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Heard at NPM: Some Movement on the Translation Front?

So… some interesting movement on the translation front. And also on the ecclesiastical centralism front.

Irish Missal Survey

The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) recently commissioned a Missal survey polling the Irish clergy on the new English translation of the Roman Missal.


New English translation of the Exsultet – Yeah or Nay?

For what it’s worth, I rather like it.

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“Atmosphere Change” in Rome: Japanese Bishops Feel Heard regarding Translation

The Japanese see the meeting as an encouraging sign that dismissive attitudes toward the local churches may be changing. Bishop Umemura said, “In the future, I expect Rome to give the bishops’ conferences of each nation her unreserved trust, and to entrust matters to them accordingly.”

One-Fourth of Younger Priests Dislike New Roman Missal

Here’s Pray Tell’s proposal: let’s take the views of all clergy seriously – old and young.


A Unifying Solution for the Missal Situation

I’ve been around the block enough by now to know that when I make a grand proposal such as this, which is the high middle ground destined to unite everyone in perfect peace, with me as the hero who saved the day, the result rather is that I’m fired on from all sides. I’m ready. Fire away.

David Gibson: Will the latest Catholic Mass translation get another overhaul?

Critics of the new missal have also been buoyed by last year’s election of Pope Francis, who has shown himself to be far more relaxed about liturgical customs and a big change from Pope Benedict XVI, who was a stickler for old-fashioned rites and a chief proponent of the new English translations.