Wednesday, June 13, 2012
THE NEW AND IMPROVED ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE MASS: DOES IT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE?
At a certain unnamed blog, the new and improved English translation of the Mass was derided and heckled and maligned even before it made its debut. There were a lot of hurt feelings amongst the intelligentsia that their voice in the translation was ignored and amateurs took it over and botched it. Of course there was great hatred for the monarchy of the Catholic Church who took things into their own hands and centralized the authority so that liturgists couldn't hijack the process as they did in the 1970's. I shed many crocodile tears for these poor souls made to suffer so greatly.
But in all seriousness, what impact has the new translation had. Is it an improvement? Does it help you to pray, feel more reverent or is the language to formal, stuffy and archaic?
You report and thus you decide. Please make cogent statements about the current translation compared to the old one and what your take on it is. Deo Gratias.