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June 23, 2007

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Ryan C

Well I'm glad I was included among the voices of sanity! lol!

Jimmy Mac

"What has passed our lips[*] as food, O Lord, may we possess[*] in purity of heart, that what has been given us in time may be our healing for eternity[*]."

At least they are not including the old chestnut accompanying the above:

May thy body, O Lord, which I have eaten, and thy blood which I have drunk, cleave unto my very soul and grant that no trace of sin be found in me who these pure and holy mysteries have renewed.

Fr. Gregory

I have seen a copy of the proposed texts. While I would prefer a few changes here and there, it is nevertheless, far superior to the current translation which is neither faithful nor beautiful. I am glad I don't have to use the current translation. Would be inclined to either shudder or laugh because of the banality of it. To quote Robert Taft, SJ: "they have taken the most boring liturgical form in Christendom and rendered it lugubrious."

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The bishops have shown unproclaimable and awkward nature of the language, which destroys the height that sees the pastorally necessary.

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