I really like the revised Roman Missal. The responses, the prayers – all good.
But it got me thinking. We all know that the more liberal members among us aren’t all that hep to the new translation. They’ve been complaining about it all year long. Read any Catholyc publication – National Catholic Distorter, USCatholyc – and you’d come across a new piece every week harping about the new translation. It was predictable and tiresome. Embarrassing, even.
And, if I might add, hypocritical. Let me illustrate:
You remember the “What if we just said wait?” campaign started by Ryan, right? Even with over 22,600 signatures (a fair percentage of them being “anonymous”), the implementation still went ahead. It’s as if Rome ignored them. Heh. So here we are, the 1st Sunday of Advent, and the new translation is in full effect.
By the way – the “What If We Just Said Wait” crowd have put up a survey at their site, looking for people’s reactions and experiences to the new Roman Missal. Maybe you should go on over there and tell them what you think. Let’s flood their survey with positive, affirming, Church supporting responses. Click here and head over to their site, and look for the “Take our brief survey on the Roman Missal” link.
So I’d say the revised Roman Missal has squarely hit its target. Too bad so sad, Catholycs. Long live the
new corrected translation!