Liturgy in a Ditch

A last-ditch effort to scuttle the translation is being amassed. Bishop Trautman, sadly, is several years late, I think. It has the whiff of posturing. The curia have recovered translation duties from the bishops. And that, as they say, it that.

A few years ago, the Ordo Missae, the people’s parts, pretty much sailed through in approval. It’s only now that the bishops have seen the priest parts, the various prayers their clergy will have to recite and pray, that some trepidation surfaces.

On the other hand, Bishop Trautman can say he gave it his best last-minute shot. When it falls short, he and other bishops can then tell the clergy it’s time to be good soldiers and swallow those new sacramentaries–at least for another generation or two. I wonder if Trautman and other bishops are getting serious feedback from some of their more pragmatic brothers in the parishes.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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3 Responses to Liturgy in a Ditch

  1. I’ve become very fond of the (Anglican) New Zealand Liturgy.

  2. Tony says:

    The curia have recovered translation duties from the bishops. And that, as they say, it that.

    Roma locuta, causa finita.

    Deo gratias!

  3. Jimmy Mac says:

    “Authoritarianism is authority that has ceased to struggle to become leadership.”

    Richard A. McCormick

    “Vigorous minds will not suffer compulsion. To exercise compulsion is typical of tyrants; to suffer it, typical of asses”

    Erasmus

    “You don’t lead by hitting people over the head-that’s assault, not leadership.”

    Dwight D. Eisernhower

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