I wonder how many rank and file Catholics really despise the new and glorious English translation of the Mass? To be honest with you, no one has complained to me about the intelligibility of our English Mass.
Yes, and I have said this over and over and over again, future revisions of the Roman Missal in English might tweak some of the prayers. This was done over the years with the inglorious English translation laid to rest about three years ago now.
Academics think their concerns are the most important. So when you read this, keep that in mind. Catholic academics are some of the worst clericalists in the world; they think they know better than anyone else and are used to grading people, but hate being graded themselves. Tenure gives them that advantage.
But here is Praytell's take on the on-going controversy of the new English translation. Clericalism is alive and well in that it really focuses on the priests who are whining the most. PRESS HERE.
How many of you guys are at your absolute wit's end about the new and glorious translation of our English Mass? Never mind that you are trying to earn a living, put food on your table, clothe and educate your kids, live righteously and pay your tithes. What is really the most important thingy in your Catholic life, certainly it must be revising the new and glorious English translation of the Mass.
HERE'S CLERICALISM REVEALED TO ALL TO SEE IN THE LIGHT FROM THIS SURVEY OF PRIESTS:
The study reveals some disturbing trends about the trust Catholic clergy place in Church leadership.
- Asked whether they are confident that the views of priests will be taken seriously in future decision about liturgical translation, nearly 2/3 (63%) are not confident that they will be heard. The largest group of clergy, 33%, disagree strongly that their views will be taken seriously. Only 23% of clergy think that priests’ views will be taken seriously, of which only 7% strongly agree with this sentiment.
- Half of all clergy (50%) say they do not approve of the leadership of the Holy See in Rome in bringing about the new missal, with 44% supporting the Holy See.