20 November 2011
On the Last Mass I will Attend in the Old Translation.
I am neither sad nor happy to see it go. Unlike many other bloggers, I am not expecting a huge change with the new translation. As one of my priests once said, it will be a chance to reacquaint ourselves with the Mass and the Faith. How many will avail themselves of that opportunity, I have no idea. I imagine many will hate the new translation, at least at first, not because they are against the faith, or against a more accurate translation, but because few people are thrilled with change. But, even those who hate it will have to think about it, and that is something. As for a change among the priests: as I have said before many times, many of them didn't adhere to the old translation, and there were no repercussions. I see no reason whatsoever to believe they will suddenly start adhering to the new one.