Rita Ferrone: It doesn’t sing

“Beneath the words of the new translation, one senses a drive to minimize the practical effects of Vatican II. The reforms of Vatican II prized clarity and intelligibility, gave priority to ecumenism and evangelization, respected the work of bishops’ conference, and invited engagement with the world. This vital heritage is being eclipsed by another agenda. … Yes, we can get used to the new translation of the Roman Missal. But we shouldn’t. The church can do better, and deserves better, than this.

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