Liturgiam Authenticam 74

The value of stability, and a prescription for the current situation in English:

74. A certain stability ought to be maintained whenever possible in successive editions prepared in modern languages. The parts that are to be committed to memory by the people, especially if they are sung, are to be changed only for a just and considerable reason. Nevertheless, if more significant changes are necessary for the purpose of bringing the text into conformity with the norms contained in this Instruction, it will be preferable to make such changes at one time, rather than prolonging them over the course of several editions. In such case, a suitable period of catechesis should accompany the publication of the new text.

Do you suppose they wrote it with us English-speakers in mind?

How would you assess the period of catechesis on either your parish’s front, or in the Church, or both? Has it been “suitable”?


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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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