Monday, 28 November 2011

Church Fails To Implode

Here are some comments extracted from a report by the Catholic News Association[i] on the new English translation of the Roman Missal. I am pleased to read that on the whole the official introduction of the new English translation of the Roman Missal appears to have gone quite well.

I have a feeling that this will be a great moment for deepening people’s liturgical piety and liturgical spirituality,” said Cardinal Raymond Burke, a member of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship. “The prayers are much more beautiful and they carry with them a staying power.

Cardinal Burke described the new texts as “really much, much richer and much more beautiful” saying that the previous texts were “often very bland and stripped of any richness.

“We've had no mutiny or revolution in Australia yet,” said Archbishop Mark B. Coleridge. He went on, “Predictions of chaos, and upheaval and revolution just haven’t come to pass.

I fear there may be many naysayers, to the new Roman Missal, who may be crying in their pretzels this morning. It appears that the Church was not dealt a devastating blow yesterday. The official introduction of the new Roman Missal went well. 

How devastating this news must be for some?

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