I swear to God on a stack on 1985 Sacramentaries that these are the first 22 responses that have come in. UPDATE: 57 responses.Read more
Madison follows Phoenix’s lead in drastically cutting back on the ministry of the Cup.Read more
Andrew Cameron-Mowat SJ, writing for Thinking Faith, the British Jesuits’ online journal, has trenchantly defended the 1973 Missal’s rendering of Domine, non sum dignus.Read more
Paul Vallely’s article echoes a number of quite pained reactions I have been hearing from balanced, committed UK Catholics over the past weeks.Read more
British journalist Paul Vallely comments on the new Mass translation.
“Undoubtedly some bits of the new version are better. Flow has been restored to the language of Collects previously filled with snappy short sentences… The language of the living room is not always apt for exalted subjects. The Book of Common Prayer shows that. But other parts are clumsy, wooden, sexist and archaic…”
Dairne McHenry RSCJ writes an interesting piece in the September Furrow, reacting to the new translation and its imposition specifically as a woman religious.Read more
Pray Tell reader Jack Rakosky shares an experience of one community working with the new translation.
“Everyone did the Preface Dialog and Hosanna well. The new Acclamation was less loud than the usual one. The priest stumbled over the ‘peace’ greeting; everyone laughed but got the correct response.”
The more I have listened to this phrase, the more I have become convinced that in fact “from the rising of the sun to its setting” is not an accurate translation of the intent of the original.Read more
…I was responding rather sharply to a piece by Fr Allen Morris, until recently secretary of the English and Welsh bishops’ liturgy office. On 17 September, he had written a letter defending against a critic what is said in a UK edition of the new texts, namely that the bishops had been overseeing their gestation for about 20 years.Read more
The diocese of Hong Kong is waiting one more year to implement the missal so as to allow for more catechesis and preparation.Read more