Dunedin’s Bishop asks the people about new Mass text

Dunedin’s Bishop, Colin Campbell has sought people’s opinion about the new Mass text. He said his questionnaire  was not “too scientific”; he just asked the people to consider three points:

  • What they liked about the changes,
  • What reservations they had about them
  • What their thoughts were on the musical offerings

Of all the comments, 17 per cent were positive and 83 per cent were negative. While the minority gave reasons such as “it deepens the meaning of the Mass” and that it “is a more reverent translation”, opponents declared that it was “unnecessary”, “confusing and meaningless”, that the “rationale was unclear” and that it was a “backward step and pre-Vatican II in language style”.


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