Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island shares his thoughts on simplicity in prayer in his most recent column at the Rhode Island Catholic. In particular, Bishop Tobin notes the increasing complexity of the Church’s liturgical books, including the Roman Missal:
The Sacramentary that was used at Mass for many years after the Second Vatican Council was 1,099 pages long. The new Roman Missal, just recently introduced, has 1,341 pages and is rife with long sentences, too many dependent clauses, and ineffable words like consubstantial, firstly, abasement and prevenient.
The full text of Bishop Tobin’s article is available here.