Posts Tagged ‘English’

Synod final document translated into English

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Bishop Michael Campbell of Lancaster, England, has published an unofficial English translation of the synod on the family’s final document No official English translation of the Italian language document has been published as yet by the Vatican. The synod’s final report has three parts – “The Church listens to the family”, “The family in the Read more

Jesuit O’Collins asks bishops to dump Missal translation

Friday, March 13th, 2015

A distinguished Jesuit theologian has asked the world’s English-speaking bishops to dump the “clunky and Latinised” 2011 translation of the Missal. Fr Gerald O’Collins, who taught at the Gregorian University in Rome for 33 years and who holds several doctorates in theology, sent The Tablet an open letter to the bishops. In the letter, he called Read more

St Bede and the English language

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Set among the call centres and storage facilities of Jarrow in the northeast of England is a farm, of sorts. There are pigs, sheep and goats here. Some are ancient varieties, more popular 1,400 years ago than they are today. Like a shaggy-haired pig described my guide, John Sadler, as “half a ton of very Read more

Cardinal Pell demands plain English in new Vatican role

Friday, March 7th, 2014

The Pope’s finance chief says the working languages of the Vatican’s new Secretariat for the Economy will be English as well as Italian. Cardinal George Pell said this will mean that the new Vatican department will be able to access the best people from around the world. In late February, Pope Francis announced the secretariat Read more

English missal translation: Sense and sensitivities

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

With little more than six months to go before the introduction of the translation of the new English missal in England, the voices of dissent and concern continue to grow. Here, a liturgical scholar argues that, if the Missal is to be accepted with conviction, it is vital that its supporters make their voices heard. Read more