Letter: No, new missal is not a ‘regression’

I refer to Ms Monica Ang’s letter, New Missal and Changes: Is Church regressing? asking if the reversion to an older form of the Our Father disrupts the “uniformity and conformity” of the New Translation.This is no “regression”; it was done to bring Southeast Asia’s translation into “uniformity and conformity” with what is used today [...]

New Roman missal DVD helps catechists appreciate Mass better

Fr Ignatius Yeo, chairman of the Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission, presenting a session during the Basic Catechist Course.The use of a DVD on the new Roman missal helped catechists deepen their understanding of the richness of the Mass, said those who took part in a basic catechist course recently.“Before this course, I was not aware of [...]

Teens likely to adapt quickly to new missal, say catechists

‘Teens are not as wedded to tradition. In today’s culture everything is always changing. New is not something they’re afraid of.’ – Fr Richard Hilgartner, executive director of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat on Divine Worship WASHINGTON – Although the phrase “consubstantial with the Father” might not roll off the tongues of Catholic [...]

Priests, laypeople learn about new Roman missal

Above: About 200 people attended a workshop during which they learnt about the rationale behind the new English translation of the Roman Missal. Inset: The DVD, Become One Body One Spirit in Christ, delves into the meaning of the missal’s texts.SINGAPORE – Singapore Catholics will be able to use the Order of the Mass booklets [...]

Musicians from US, Canada, Mexico learn music for new missal

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, USA – More than 3,100 Catholic pastoral musicians from around the United States, Canada and Mexico gathered at the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville, USA, to prepare for the implementation of the new English translation of the Roman Missal.Parishes around the United States will begin using the new text – and [...]

English Translation of Roman Missal to Be Published Soon

The Roman Missal (Latin: Missale Romanum) is the liturgical book that contains the texts and rubrics for the celebration of the Mass in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.The Pope pointed out that “many will find it hard to adjust to unfamiliar texts after nearly forty years of continuous use of the previous translation. [...]