"Keep Us In Your Prayers!": The new mass translation
The Vatican has focused on fidelity to the Latin language, but not fidelity to the people and the needs of Catholics today.
The Latin-language mass was in common use for about 400 years prior to Vatican II when the bishops allowed the mass to be spoken again in multiple languages as it had been done for centuries prior to the Latin-language mass.
In rolling out these current changes, the Vatican did not consult laity, priests or even its own committee on liturgy in English-speaking countries. In fact, the majority of bishops of the United States voted against a set of the translations but the Vatican did not change its course.
Fr. Anthony Ruff, a Benedictine monk and liturgy professor, wrote an open letter to U.S. Bishops in America Magazine about his concerns regarding the new mass translations and the secretive, non-consultative fashion in which the Vatican forced these changes on English-speaking Catholics around the globe. After chairing the subcommittee on music for the last several years, he resigned in protest from the International Commission on English in the Liturgy over the latest translations.
Call To Action is coordinating a national educational tour with Fr. Anthony to look at the new mass translations and the real history behind the changes. Call To Action invites all Catholics to attend the tour and to join the church justice movement that is working so Catholics will have a say in decisions that affect us. The Vatican has preferred to keep the Latin-grammar in its prayers, but not the needs of the rest of usâ€”the people of God. Join the church justice movement to help remind the Vatican: "Keep us in your prayers!" Join Call To Action today at: http://www.cta-usa.org/members
For a copy of a flyer to share with your fellow parishioners about the changes, click here.
2012 Tour Dates
January 10, 7pm
“The New Roman Missal – the Rest of the Story” with Anthony Ruff, OSB
Independence Civic Center; 6363 Selig Drive, Independence, OH
Contact: FutureChurch, Chris Schenk, CSJ, firstname.lastname@example.org, 216.228.0869
“How the New Roman Missal Came to Be” with Anthony Ruff, OSB
Grove United Methodist Church, 9 Henderson Road, Columbus
Contact: CTA Columbus, Pete Anderson, email@example.com, 614.538.0172
“So why didn’t we just WAIT? The new Roman Missal” with Anthony Ruff, OSB
Father Ryan Arts Center, 420 Chartiers Avenue, Mckee Rocks, Pennsylvania
Contact: CTA PA & Assoc. of Pittsburgh Priests, Barbara Finch, CSJ, firstname.lastname@example.org, 412.716.9750
January 13, noon lunch, 1-3:30pm talk
“So what’s all the fuss about the new Roman Missal?” with Anthony Ruff, OSB
St Robert Bellarmine Parish, 27101 West Chicago, Redford, MI
Hosts: Elephants in the Living Room
For more information about attending, contact Bishop Tom Gumbleton’s office: 313 898-3328
For more information about the new translations, see: