Saturday, April 12, 2014

Liturgical Translations and Two Instructions in Perspective

"Vague, imprecise, ideological and at times quirky translations that astonishingly moved away from biblical language have for almost two generations hindered effective catechesis in some important languages areas. Beautiful and ancient prayers that are a synthesis of the spiritual doctrine and teaching of the Fathers of the Church, with deep biblical roots, were lost to view, and this in the middle of an unprecedented religious crisis." --Cardinal George Pell, address delivered at the conference "Gratitude and commitment to a great movement of ecclesial communion", observing the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Constitution on the Liturgy.
(via Adoremus Bulletin)

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