Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

New York Times article on new missal translation

Catholic World News - April 12, 2011

The New York Times has published an article on the forthcoming revised translation of the Roman Missal. Quoting five critics and only one supporter, reporter Laurie Goodstein states that “thousands of priests” find the more accurate translation to be “awkward, archaic and inaccessible.”

The new translation will be implemented in the United States on the First Sunday of Advent.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($16,162 to go):
$35,000.00 $18,838.29
46% 54%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 6 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: impossible - Apr. 15, 2011 9:28 AM ET USA

    Attacks from the New York Times and others outside of the Church are not nearly as destructive and worrisome as the attacks from within.

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Apr. 13, 2011 12:30 PM ET USA

    Like I care what the NYT says about anything.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Apr. 12, 2011 9:27 PM ET USA

    We Catholics sure get a lot of press from the NYT. I'd say they were obsessed with Catholicism. Obsessed enough to present a distorted image, out of fear.

  • Posted by: BobJ70777069 - Apr. 12, 2011 8:50 PM ET USA

    Cincinnatus: "...that address only the translation are uniformly favorable." Favorable to what? - the Times position or the translation. I vote in favor of the new translation. (and I'm familiar with it.

  • Posted by: Obregon - Apr. 12, 2011 4:32 PM ET USA

    Gee, what can we expect from the ultra-liberal New York Times, a objective assessment of the new translation of the Mass?

  • Posted by: cincinnatus - Apr. 12, 2011 11:56 AM ET USA

    Reader comments to the Times itself are up to 130 and increasing. Most are the same kind of rants that are triggered by anything the Times writes about the Church. Those that address only the translation are uniformly favorable.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Renewal with God Behind Us: Man Determines All 4 hours ago
Introducing the Church Fathers 19 hours ago
Straws in the Wind July 25
Hans Urs von Balthasar on Renewal that Matters July 25
Wrongheaded diocesan legal defenses in abuse cases July 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21