So much of the focus on the new Roman Missal and its English translation has been on the people’s parts of the Mass.
For many months now, we’ve been hearing that we now will say things like “And with your spirit” instead of “And also with you” and “I believe” rather than “We believe,” among many other changes. Churches will provide pew cards with the exact words the people must say. “Consubstantial” will become a new word in modern Catholics’ vocabulary.
This is a major change in the Catholic Church, and we expect that there will be media attention. In some places, Catholics emerging from Mass on the First Sunday of Advent may be greeted by local reporters, asking for their reaction to the...READ MORE