Posts Tagged ‘new Mass text’

New Mass translation divides Catholics

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

There is deep division in the Church over the new English version of the Mass, with priests and religious particularly critical, according to an online survey of 5700 Catholics conducted by the London Tablet. More than a year after the new Mass translation was introduced, 70 per cent of the clergy who responded said they Read more

Liturgy: “For all” or “for many” a profound theological and spiritual difference

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Addressing the German bishops in his native tongue, Pope Benedict clarified recently that on consecrating the wine at liturgy priests are to use the phrase “for many”. Benedict’s message, in German, was delivered to once and for all end a reportedly underground dispute amongst Germany’s bishops. On the weekend, Vatican spokesman, Fr Federico Lombardi SJ, Read more

Dunedin’s Bishop asks the people about new Mass text

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

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 Read more

Roman Missal Approved

Friday, September 2nd, 2011
Illustrations from the New Zealand Missal

In a letter to Parish Priests and Lay Pastoral Leaders published this week,  Archbishop Dew on behalf of the Bishops Conference of New Zealand invites and encourages Catholics to treat the new Missal as a taonga (treasure). The texts of the third edition of the Roman Missal were first approved by the Bishop’s Conference in Read more