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Columnist sees great promise in new translation of the Mass

Catholic World News - January 14, 2011

When the new English translation of the Mass is introduced in November, Jeffrey Tucker says that it will bring several positive changes: a restored sense of reverence, decorum and tradition; an appreciation for the continuity of the liturgy; a renewal of interest in sacred music; and-- most optimistically-- "the end of the liturgy wars."

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  • Posted by: Gil125 - Jan. 16, 2011 7:22 PM ET USA

    It won't end the liturgy wars in my parish. In September, 2009, the pastor went to a meeting on the changes and wrote a criticism of the whole idea of change in the weekly bulletin, concluding, "Hopefully the Bishops will make some exceptions in their desire for 'translations of formal equivalence.'" He had already made it clear (in the bulletin) that he didn't feel himself to be required to obey the archbishop. So I expect the ad libbing to continue unabated.

  • Posted by: Cornelius - Jan. 15, 2011 8:00 AM ET USA

    "End of the liturgy wars"? Not likely. A battle is won, but the war will continue as long as Modernism retains a foothold in the Church - and right now it has more than just a foothold.

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