Posts Tagged Roman missal

Pope Francis rebukes Cardinal Sarah on liturgy / America: The Jesuit Review

“He (Pope Francis) said the translation has to be faithful both to the original Latin text and to the language into which it is translated, and also must be comprehensible to those for whom it is destined.” (America: The Jesuit Review)

Pope Francis has publicly corrected Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, in a letter released by the Vatican on Oct. 22, 2017. In that letter, the pope informs the cardinal that the commentary attributed to Sarah on the motu proprio ‘Magnum Principium,’ regarding the translation of liturgical texts, is not a faithful and correct interpretation of that papal decree.

“The motu proprio (an edict issued by the Pope personally), released on Sept. 15, 2017, restored to bishops’ conferences the authority given to them by the Second Vatican Council to ‘recognize’ or approve the translations of liturgical texts from the Latin Missale Romanum into the language of their respective countries. That authority was taken away by ‘Liturgiam Authenticam,’ an instruction on the implementation of Vatican II’s constitution on the liturgy, approved by John Paul II in March 2001 and subsequently issued by the Congregation for Divine Worship.”

By Gerard O’Connell, America: The Jesuit review — Read more …

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Pope Francis has ordered a review of the new Mass translation / America: The Jesuit Review

Pope Francis has ordered a review of ‘Liturgiam Authenticam,’ the controversial decree behind the most recent translations of liturgical texts from Latin into English and other languages. The commission, established by the pope just before Christmas, is also tasked with examining what level of decentralization is desirable in the church on matters such as this. The mixed commission includes bishops from all the continents.”

By Gerard O’Connell, America: The Jesuit Review — Click here to read the rest of this story. Also,  — “Why Pope Francis is right to revisit the new Mass translation,” By Michael Ryan, America: The Jesuit Review

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Roman Missal Changes to Mass Rejected by Majority of Catholic Priests / Huffington Post

It’s been more than two years since Catholics across the U.S. switched to a new Roman Missal, the prayers and instructions that make up the ritual ‘call and response’ during Mass, but a new survey finds that a majority of priests still said they ‘don’t like it.’

“The survey results, released Tuesday (Apr. 8) by the Catholic research organization Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, or CARA, show 52 percent of priests said they disliked the updated Roman Missal. Many said the new missal is too formal, awkward and distracting from worship.”

By Jaweed Kaleem, Huffington Post — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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