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Irish priest urges women: protest 'sexist' new Missal translation

September 13, 2011

A prominent Irish priest has encouraged women to protest the use of “sexist language” in the new English translation of the Roman Missal.

Father Sean McDonagh, a founding member of the Association of Catholic Priests, said that women should write to their bishops to complain about the language used in the new translation. The revised English-language Missal uses the generic “man” to refer to mankind, including both sexes. Liberal Catholics have argued that this standard English usage is demeaning to women, and should be replaced by “inclusive” language.


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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Sep. 13, 2011 7:57 PM ET USA

    Readers should have seen the abominations that ICEL was going to afflict on us in the early 90's. Some of the prayers were going to be outright heretical. What we are going to get will be a real breath of fresh air, and some priests are used to breathing pollution.