Friday, June 16, 2006

Changing the Mass

I love tradition in my religion. So, I'm happy that the Vatican is encouraging bishops from English-language countries (Ireland is conspicuous by its absence in this article) to adopt a translation of the Mass that is more faithful to the original Latin, right? Well, maybe.

I don't mind that some of the prayers and blessings will sound odd when compared with the English we speak every day, but I didn't think the version we've had for as long as I can remember was all that bad. I guess I never gave it a thought before, but I'm probably somewhat attached to that which I already know. And, I don't like change.