I wasn’t going to post this, but after the immediately previous post to this, from Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB, it might be worth sharing.
From an e-mail I received earlier this week, from a Roman Catholic priest whom I’ve known for some time:
At our pre-Lent Priest’s Conference the hot topic was the implementation of the missal. I thought you might get a kick out of these words from our bishop:
“Make the most of it. Study it. Practice it — I can’t stress that enough. Some of the phrases are, as many of you have pointed out, difficult to read on paper and even more difficult to proclaim out loud. And when you find something that’s just, well, miserable; something that just can’t be made sense of aloud, do what you’ve always done, what priests have always done from the beginning: Change it. Just, please, be judicious about that — and don’t tell me about it!”