Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Implementing the New Missal Translation: Attitude is All

The patter on the internet regarding the new Roman Missal has settled down a bit after the initial dismay of some when the leaked texts appeared to be so entirely contrary to the stated principles of translation and, in many places, of good English. One commentator even referred to it as "the wretched received text." So, as we go forward, with the anticipated release of the full text in the early spring, do we implement the new Missal - with the strong possibility that much of the language is both off-putting and awkward - with resignation or with enthusiasm? 

One bishop has definitely chosen enthusiasm.  Bishop William Murphy of the Diocese of Rockville Center, has published a short pastoral letter, Belong More Deeply and put up this great video for youth and young adults:

Gotta give him credit - he sells it!