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.