The petition to call a halt to the farcical new translations of the liturgy seems to be gathering steam -- it has just shot up to 14000 signatories.
A reflection that many are making is this: Where were the Bishops? Was it not their bounden duty to watch over the worship of their flock? Was it not their duty to resist the pressure of curial bureaucrats who claimed to know their language and their people better than they did themselves? Why were the likes of Bishop Donald Trautman ridiculized and marginalized? Why did the bulk of the bishops act like schoolboys cowering before a bullying master? Has the John Paul II breed of bishops been trained in cowardly subservience at the expense of the manly virtues of a Shepherd?