Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Well, There You Have It

Happy Wednesday to you all. Dark, dreary, cool, and rainy here in the Midwest. Ah, Autumn in Chicago!

Well, as I am sure you heard, the US bishops completed their work on the new translation of the Missale Romanum yesterday. Now the texts are off to Rome. There was some kind of "leak" that indicated that we would be receiving the recognitio in April of 2010, making implementation around Easter of 2011. So, folks, this is going to happen. No more "what ifs" at this point.

That's it for now - just a recap of what is one of the biggest liturgical news items since the Second Vatican Council here in the United States.

Gotta Sing. Gotta Pray.


Todd said...

I've realized I've been praying with less-than-adequate texts for the past 39 years. The words will change, but the inadequacy remains.

So I can't say I'm getting all excited about another subpar RM. A minor boon for printing houses and music publishers, perhaps. An implementation I will do well because I have to, but also because I can.

Maybe now's the time to start agitating for a truly worthy source document. How about a Roman Missal IV with Lectionary-harmonized presidential prayers? How about original compositions from the world's vernaculars that proclaim well and can be set to music? How about an antiphonary that rejects the "new song(s) of the week" approach?

Any takers?

Anonymous said...

Amen for the Antiphonary...I suspect something such as that may infact be in the works (remember that the Holy See/ CDW is free to do what they wish with this project from here on in). I for one have wonderd aloud about the news that the CDW/ Holy See had appropriated for themselves the translation of the Antiphons. A strange project to specifically take on...