GIA reports on the Revised Grail Psalter:
When the Vatican sent its recognitio for the Revised Grail Psalms to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, there were also 341 alterations to the text. The bishops are currently in dialogue with the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments seeking clarification on the changes. As of the posting of this notice, GIA has not received the final text. Once we do, it will take a brief time to incorporate the agreed-upon changes and submit the final version to the Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship in Washington, DC, for approval. At that point, it will be immediately available to all via digital means and, soon thereafter, in printed form. (For information on licensing the Revised Grail Psalms for print and use, go to licensing.) For more information on the Revised Grail Psalms visit www.conceptionabbey.org
Okay, I have some questions here.
First, what purpose does it serve to let GIA’s e-public know that the CDWDS made, on average, almost seven alterations to each psalm?
Second, what’s with clarification? Doesn’t the CDWDS provide reasons for what they do? Or is “clarification” really something like “negotiation,” and the US bishops are really suggesting that you can’t use a Latin construction to extend one line of a couplet to eleven run-on syllables to match its partner with four.
Third, anybody want to leak a sample comparison of the submitted and the returned texts?
Fourth, suppose the alterations seriously damage the ability to proclaim and sing these texts.
A. Would Conception Abbey release a damaged product anyway?
B. Would they pull out?
And lastly, if Conception pulled out, what would Rome and the USCCB do then? Back to square one for the psalms?
Or maybe this is all idle speculation, and that 341 changes were really minor stuff like spelling errors, misplaced commas, and easy grammatical fixes. Right?