59% of priests do not like the new translation, compared with 39% who do. An overwhelming 80% agree that some of the language is awkward and distracting. 61% think the translation needs urgently to be revised, and do not want to see the other liturgical books translated in a like manner.
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The answer won’t come as a surprise to readers of this blog, but you better gas up the car.
The contrast to Pope Benedict at the beginning of his term is striking.
Pope Francis has made a good impression so far in the United States among Catholics and non-Catholics. Only 60% of American Catholics had approved of the selection of Pope Benedict in 2005.
Eighty-eight percent of American Catholics approve of his selection as pope. By contrast, a poll in April, 2005 found only 60% of Americans Catholics approved of the selection of Pope Benedict, the predecessor to Francis.
The percentage of U.S. Catholics who consider themselves “strong” members of the Roman Catholic Church has never been lower than it was in 2012, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from the General Social Survey (GSS).
With cardinals now in Rome preparing to elect Benedict’s successor, the poll indicated that the church’s hierarchy had lost the confidence and allegiance of many American Catholics. They like their priests and nuns, but many feel that the bishops and cardinals do not understand their lives.
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“A little abstruse and pretentious”: Abbot Johnson of Vatican Translation Committee on the New Missal
Church officials are cautious now about the Missal, and a bit more honest in their comments.
Tablet Survey: Laity split over new Mass translation, clergy and religious mostly reject it, support high among Latin Mass traditionalists
Catholic opinion remains split down the middle over the new English text of the Mass, an online survey by The Tablet has revealed.