I think it would be of value to reflect on how the OF can be celebrated on an occasion of high festivity with sensitivity to the heritage of the Roman Rite, people of multiple languages and cultures who have gathered on a unique occasion, and the inculturation of the Rite in Ireland.
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More than 1,000 Catholic laity, priests and nuns called for dialogue in the Irish church at a day-long conference in Dublin yesterday.
43% of Irish Catholics have an unfavorable view of the new Mass translation. 78% prefer “And also with you.” 61% accept homosexuality. 87% support Communion for remarrieds. 87% support married priests, 77% support women’s ordination. 46% say the voice of the people concerning worship is not heard.
I have read with pure delight Neil Xavier O’Donoghue’s groundbreaking and magnificently “holistic” The Eucharist in Pre-Norman Ireland… He models for all students of liturgical studies the integration of textual and non-textual data called for in “holistic” liturgical studies.
“Sing the Mass: Anthology of Music for the Irish Church,” prepared by the Irish National Centre for Liturgy in association with the Advisory Committee on Church Music of the Bishops’ Conference of Ireland, provides compositions for use with the new English translation of the Roman Missal.
I had my first real-live experience with the new translation (I’m not counting trial liturgies with ICEL folks) on Sunday.
Fr. Seán McDonagh says that Irish Catholic women should write to bishops around the country in protest at sexist language in the new version of the Roman missal.
The Irish Jesuit social justice campaigner, Fr. Peter McVerry, has called on schools and churches to work together to radically overhaul the manner in which First Communions are conducted.
Parents in Ireland spend €1,000 (= $1,428) on average on their child’s First Communion.