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Why Training For New Translations?

From Hermeneutic of Continuity

Many of us will be profoundly grateful once the new ICEL translations are allowed to be used for the celebration of Mass. (Have a look at this post to see why.) It will be a blessing to be able to say the prayers of the Mass using a reasonably accurate translation instead of the poor version that I have had to use since my ordination 25 years ago.

It has been slightly puzzling therefore, to see so many official sources speaking of the need for catechesis and training before these translations are brought into use.

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Anonymous said...

Because words mean what we (the liturgy committee of the USCCB) say they mean: even if we have to use words we don't like.

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