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Most Catholics unaware of new Mass translation

August 18, 2011

Most American Catholics are not aware that a new translation of the Mass will be introduced later this year.

A study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University has found that 77% of all Catholics do not realize that the new English-language translation will become normative at the start of Advent. The level of awareness is higher among Catholics who attend Mass regularly.

The US bishops have asked pastors to undertake an educational effort in the fall, preparing parishioners for the new translation.


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  • Posted by: koinonia - Aug. 18, 2011 9:29 PM ET USA

    Not surprising. But they might know who's favored to advance on "Dancing with the Stars."

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Aug. 18, 2011 7:02 PM ET USA

    I only know of it through EWTN and my own reading (such as through this site). It seems as if there should be a national roll-out extending to every parish.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Aug. 18, 2011 6:11 PM ET USA

    I just finished a 48-week homily series at our Monday Masses on the Pope's Spirit of the Liturgy and the new translations, so don't blame this cleric.

  • Posted by: Eric - Aug. 18, 2011 11:03 AM ET USA

    I'm not surprised. I live in the Detroit area and we've heard ZIP. I'm puzzled why the Bishop isn't concernd about this.