Posts Tagged ‘New translation’

French bishops happy with new Mass translation

Monday, November 11th, 2019
new translation

The French Bishop’s Conference is pleased to have finally received approval for its new Mass translation. President of France’s Episcopal Commission for Liturgy and Sacramental Pastoral Care, Bishop Buy de Kerimel told La Croix that it changes very little for the people. Kerimel said the changes were more significant for the priests. Acknowledging that liturgy Read more

Bishop Drennan, ‘thumbs up’. Two ‘thumbs up’ to Bishop Campbell

Thursday, October 19th, 2017
power of love

Jogging our memories, I’m sure we can recall the liturgical branding for the new translation of the Mass. “New words, deeper meaning, same Mass.” Initially prepared to go with the flow, after a little while I found the cognitive dissonance became too apparent. What we got were old words with foreign meanings and a Mass Read more

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

Most Irish priests want Mass translation revised or scrapped

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Four out of five Catholic priests in public ministry in Ireland want the current English translation of the Roman Missal revised or scrapped. This is the finding of a survey of clergy views carried out by the Association of Catholic Clergy (ACP) in Ireland. The survey also showed a significant percentage of priests still use Read more

Liturgy: Lost in translation

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
bad good intentions

The German bishops are developing guidelines that would allow Catholics who have divorced and remarried to once again share the Eucharist. The head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has said the bishops cannot do that because mercy is not a valid principle to use in pastoral care where the sacrament Read more

No stranglehold on God

Friday, April 5th, 2013

I soooooooo don’t get it. John Main says, “Language may not be able to lead us into the ultimate communion but it is the atmosphere in which we first draw breath of consciousness.” I have spent more than fifty years acquiring language – a spiritual language, that is, not my native tongue – and suddenly Read more

Interested in inclusive liturgical change?

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

A book, “Eucharist in the Local Church“, about inclusive liturgical change, was recently launched in Auckland. The book is about how to achieve real participation and engagement in liturgy. People who want to find creative solutions to the tension between the needs of the their local church and the official liturgical books will find this book Read more

New translation: one year on have your say

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

It is now a year since the new English translation of the Order of Mass has been in use throughout the English-speaking world, and the London Tablet wants to know what you think. If you are a regular Mass-goer, you are probably no longer stumbling over ‘Lord I am not worthy to receive you under Read more

Lost in translation

Friday, November 30th, 2012
bad good intentions

Last Sunday, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (formerly Christ the King),  marked the end of the Latin Rite’s first year using the Roman Missal (formerly the Sacramentary) translation (formerly in English). Befitting a translation that despite papal calls for opposition to “relativism” begins the Church year by slavishly following Read more

Waiata workshop being held on new chants for Miha Mâori

Friday, September 21st, 2012

This coming weekend Richard Puanaki will be at Tuhono, Te Ngakau Tapu Parish, in Porirua, to conduct a waiata workshop on all his new chants for the new translation of the te reo Maori Miha. The waiata workshop will include chanting, singing,  group participation and questions. On Sunday there will be an opportunity to put Read more