Posts Tagged ‘Magnum Principium’

Pope approves changes to missal translation Comments 0

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

The Italian bishops’ conference says a revised translation of the missal for Italy has been approved. Conference president Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti says Pope Francis authorised the publication of the revised translation of the third edition of the Messale Romano, which the bishops had approved last November. It will be some months before the books are Read more

NZ Bishops call for prompt review of Roman Missal translation Comments 2

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
Roman Missal

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

Pope Francis corrects cardinal’s comments on translation of liturgical texts Comments 0

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Pope Francis has issued a public correction to an article by Cardinal Robert Sarah about the changes the Pope has made to the way liturgical texts are to be translated from the original Latin into local languages. Sarah, a 72-year-old Guinean is the prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Read more

NZ Bishops to collaborate with English-speaking countries to review liturgical texts Comments 3

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

During their recent meeting in Wellington, the New Zealand Catholic bishops discussed Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio ‘Magnum Principium’ (the great principle) which lays out the procedure for preparing translations of liturgical texts from Latin into local languages. They say they will be working in collaboration with English speaking Bishops’ Conferences around the world as they Read more

Pope Francis and faithful translation: ‘Magnum Principium’ clarified Comments 0

Monday, October 16th, 2017

When Pope Francis issued his motu proprio on liturgical translation (Magnum principium) in September, most of the commentary that followed was focused on the change in Canon Law this enacted, which strengthened the role of bishops’ conferences. The 2001 Vatican instruction on translation, Liturgiam authenticam, had strongly centralized authority in Rome and diminished the role of the bishops’ conferences. Read more

Liturgy translations – Cardinal says Vatican’s still in charge Comments 0

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Although Pope Francis has handed control of translating the liturgy to bishops’ conferences, Cardinal Robert Sarah says the Vatican will still need to approve the translations. Sarah, who is the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, says the Vatican will continue to safeguard any changes and any new Read more

Pope Francis’ new liturgy document Comments 0

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

“Magnum Principium” is one of the major documents of Francis’ pontificate. For this reason it deserves an analysis that is not only one of historical-theological context—and not just from the point of view of its possible consequences for the liturgical texts in English—but also an analysis of the institutional context in which it was decided and published. Read more