By Anthony Ruff
National Catholic Reporter
The first Sunday of Advent, Dec. 2, marks one year since the new translation of the Roman Missal was i...
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Last Saturday night, the smell of overheating lamination machines wafted from Catholic Church basements in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and India. Rome had ordered up a change.
When I first heard about the changes, I was a bit miffed. Not because I was particularly wedded to the old translation, but I wished that other priorities would take preference over this.
The Vatican claims that a translation more faithful to the original Latin is needed. Is this the real reason for this disruption? I don't think so.
If we approach the changes with an open mind and, more importantly, an open heart, we just might find our connection to the Mass reinvigorated for the first time in years.
By Kevin Eckstrom
Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) The most sweeping changes to the Catholic Mass in 40 years will be rolled out in 2011, the U...
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