Posts Tagged ‘New missal’

Eminent Jesuit calls on New Zealand to dump new missal translation

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

An eminent theologian has called on New Zealand’s Catholic Church to make a direct appeal to the Pope for permission to scrap the current English translation of the Roman Missal in use in this country. Fr Gerald O’Collins, SJ, made the call at a gathering of Auckland priests at Waipuna Lodge in Mt Wellington on August 24. Continue reading in NZ Read more

New Zealand Bishops ban spiral bound version of new missal

Friday, July 13th, 2012

The New Zealand Bishops’ Conference has made it clear that only the officially approved new missal may be used for the celebration of the liturgy in churches in New Zealand. Having been made aware of the fact that a spiral bound version of the new missal has been published by the Catholic Publications Centre (CPC), Read more

New Roman Missal printed but no date set yet for its use in New Zealand.

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

The new Roman Missal will be delivered to each of the New Zealand dioceses this week. They will then be distributed to parishes as soon as possible. The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has not set a day for national implementation of the new Roman Missal as yet, but they will be soon be informing Read more

Making do with a faulty translation

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

In the big tent we like to believe the church is, we recognize that tensions exist, that viewpoints differ and that different groups approach the Gospel imperative from different sets of priorities. Tensions exist within any big family, and disagreements too are part of family life. In the best of circumstances disagreements can be learning Read more

New Mass translation where English is second language

Friday, November 18th, 2011

In many places in the Pacific, especially when there is a multiplicity of local languages, English is used in the liturgy as well as the local language. The introduction of the new translation in such places provides a number of challenges. The new translation has already been introduced Fiji but in Papua New Guinea some Read more

Introduction of new Missal delayed in New Zealand

Friday, November 11th, 2011

A technical flaw in the printing process has led to a delay in the distribution of the new Missal in New Zealand. The new translation of the Mass was scheduled for the first Sunday in Advent but has been postponed and the Bishops have advised people to continue to use the format of the Mass introduced last year Read more

Strong reaction to opinion piece on new Missal

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Mike MacLachlan’s blog about the new Missal which was posted on and was also featured in CathNews New Zealand, attracted a lot of reaction – much of it unfavorable. So they gave him the opportunity to answer some of his critics. “I must apologise for causing such apoplexy among our readers,” said Mike – Read more

New Missal: Women urged to request inclusive language

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Catholic women are being urged to write to their bishop to protest at sexist language in the new version of the Roman missal. Fr Sean McDonagh of Ireland’s Association of Catholic priests said it was obvious from the language of the new missal that not a single woman had been consulted while it was being Read more

Not translating the Our Father

Friday, August 12th, 2011

The Second Vatican Council called for a revision of Catholic Liturgy and an increased use of the vernacular. In 1969, under the authority of Pope Paul VI a revised Missale Romanum was promulgated. This was the Novus Ordo – the new rite of the Mass. It incorporated features called for by the Council, including dialogue, Read more