Monday, June 19, 2006

Liturgical Milestones

While I was off doing other things than blogging last week, the USCCB decided by a rather large margin that the old ICEL translation (sic) of the Pauline Mass needed a complete overhaul. The Times reported it here. Interesting to see Bishop Trautman saying "It will take some adapting, but it is not earth-shattering when you think of the changes we went through 40 years ago." Quite a change from the chaos he was predicting before his team lost the vote. Fr Zuhlsdorf has commented many times on his WDTPRS about various aspects of the new ICEL's translation efforts. Here's one to start with. Far more interesting, accurate, and to the point than anything The Times has to say.

Further in the liturgical news, this article from the Catholic News Service is not terribly earth-shaking either. But the linking headline from Seattle Catholic is classic: "Liturgists Hold Conference, Bemoan Liturgical Problems, Tell Themselves Changes Unrelated, Pat Selves on Back".