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The scandalous (but true) story behind ICEL’s 1969 Lectionary for Mass

The untold story of how the ICEL 1969 Lectionary for Mass was put together so quickly.

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Dateline: April 4th, Holy Saturday, Scammon Bay, Alaska

In any event, in this post I hope some readers might find a glimpse into the church at one edge of the North American continent, as well as into the heart or soul of a veteran pastoral minister struggling with the Missal text in service to the church’s liturgical tradition.

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More Discussion on the New Translation

Two new articles have been written about the new translation.

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.