Reform, anyone?

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Nov 16, 2004

Having already elected the bishop of a bankrupt diocese to head their episocpal conference, the US bishops have now chosen, as chairman of their committee on liturgy, a bishop who has charged that the latest Vatican document on the liturgy "points away from the liturgical and biblical renewal of Vatican II."

And that: "Word-for-word translation produces not only poor vernacular linguistics, but in many ways distorts the true meaning.

In short, the head of the US bishops' committee on liturgy is prepared to do battle with the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship, on behalf of professional liturgists and inclusive-language translators who have been running the show for the past decade.

If the US bishops have an audit committee, I fullly expect that they'll elect Archbishop Weakland to chair it. But you won't hear about it from me. I can't bear to watch anymore.

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