Posts Tagged ‘ICEL’

Quiet optimism surrounds appointment of Vatican’s new liturgy head

Monday, May 31st, 2021

Pope Francis, May 27, announced that British Archbishop, Arthur Roche (pictured) will be the new head of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. (Liturgy Office.) Roche replaces controversial conservative Cardinal, Robert Sarah, whose resignation Pope Francis accepted on 20 February. The Vatican liturgy office is charged with overseeing the Catholic Read more

Different process – different Roman Missal in Italian

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
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Jesus’ blood was poured out “per tutti” – “for all” rather than “per molti”, meaning “for many”, according to the new Italian Missal presented to Pope Francis on 28 August. The pope normally celebrates Mass in Italian. The approved Italian translation from Latin of the new Roman Missal comes nine years after the English version Read more

Head of English language liturgy calls Amazon Synod ceremonies “pagan worship”

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Msg Andrew Wadsworth (pictured), the executive director of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL) is defending his social media posts calling liturgical events at the Amazon Synod as “scenes of pagan worship”. “I, Andrew Raymond Wadsworth, do not wish to belong to the new idolatrous Pachamama Church currently being brought into being,” Read more

NZ Bishops call for prompt review of Roman Missal translation

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference want the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL) to review the 1998 draft Roman Missal translation early next year. The conference’s president, Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn, told the NZ Catholic their request seeks to balance demand for use of the missal while ensuring “unity is preserved with Read more

Mass translation rules to be reviewed but expectations of change modest

Friday, February 10th, 2017
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There are reports that Pope Francis has set up a commission to review of Liturgiam Authenticam. This decree provided the principles that guided the recent translations of liturgical texts. The report in America Magazine states the commission will also examine what level of decentralisation is desirable in the church on matters such as this. But Read more

Bishop Cullinane calls for an overhaul of English Missal

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The Emeritus Bishop of Palmerston North, New Zealand, in a letter to The London Tablet, says that there should be an overhaul of the English missal. Bishop Peter J Cullinane says critics describe the present translation as clunky, awkward and a too literal translation of the Latin original. However, Cullinane believes no purpose will be served Read more

Rome spokesman says no going back to 1998 Missal translation

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

The secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship has ruled out going back to a 1998 English translation of the Missal. There have been a number of calls to use the 1998 version instead of the current Missal text. Critics have charged that the language used in the current version at Mass is clunky, awkward Read more

Pope speaks English in public, and meets ICEL

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Pope Francis spoke English in public for the first time on October 18, when he sent a video message to a conference on evangelisation in the Philippines. On the same day he met representatives of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy and praised their translation of liturgical texts. In the video message to Read more

Vatican ‘eviscerated’ ICEL in a ‘coup d’etat’

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

The International Commission on English in the Liturgy was a legitimately constituted body set up in 1963 by the main episcopal conferences in the English-speaking world, including Ireland. A significant number of other conferences who decided the English translation would be beneficial for their pastoral purposes became associate members. It had teams of experts in Read more