The New Roman Missal, Part 2

Father Beidelman (Director of Liturgy, Archdiocese of Indianapolis) and I continue our discussion on the upcoming revised Mass texts. In this podcast, I ask a fundamental question that I believe many of the faithful have on their mind: “Why are the words changing?” From a historical perspective, our conversation notes concerns first raised by Pope Paul VI regarding the quality of the translations that appeared in the early 1970’s. While there was a general consensus that the translations were good, they could be even better with additional time and work. The translation we will begin using in November is the product of that time and work. The translation expresses a more ‘lofty’ language befitting the liturgy capable of use among all English-speakers throughout the world.

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