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imposing an agenda?

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Apr 08, 2006

John Allen interviews Bishop Donald Trautman on the new translation of the Mass:

Further, the [proposed translation of the] First Eucharistic Prayer refers to a "precious chalice," not a "cup," an instance, Trautman argued, of "imposing an agenda" on what the Bible actually says.

Accipiens et hunc praeclarum calicem, reads the Roman Missal, in sanctas ac venerabiles manus suas.

So, Excellency, who's "imposing an agenda" here? The ancient authors of the Roman Canon? The popes ancient and modern who reconfirmed and promulgated it? The pressmen and compositors at the Editrice Vaticana who did the paste-up for the latest Editio typica?

... or might it possibly be the case that the wicker basket and Crate & Barrel glassware in use at the JUSTICE & PEACE-THEMED LITURGY at which you are presiding below express a eucharistic theology that doesn't dovetail especially well with the Roman Canon?

Hi, and welcome to our Justice & PeaceĀ®-Themed Liturgy! Before we begin this morning's ritual we'd like to acknowledge our sponsors: Lawnboy, Gatorade Thirst-Quencher, and Texaco. All sacred readings have been gender-neutralized for your protection. I'd like to remind you that "Justice & Peace" and "Eucharist" are registered trademarks of the Liturgy Training Publications Company of Chicago, Illinois. All rights reserved. Let us now stand to greet those who will gather us in word and rite.

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