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March 30th, 2013 - Paul-910649 said:

I was very disappointed with the changes. They butched up the most meaningful part of the Mass.

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February 2nd, 2013 - Dianne-802313 said:

Anything that can move use closer to the reverence of the traditional latin mass the better!

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January 17th, 2013 - Danielle-902026 said:

I like it very much. I grew up on the traditional latin mass, which is beautiful!!

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December 8th, 2012 - Lisa-801067 said:

If someone will explain to me how to follow it i would feel better about it.

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November 22nd, 2012 - Richard-595743 said:

It was fine the way it was.

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November 20th, 2012 - Adrianus-891528 said:

not to much exchange, seems like no exchange. still the same when am child. btw it is depend on our heart.

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November 14th, 2012 - Juan-721652 said:

I like how it clarifies the meaning of each part of the mass. The change in music will take a little getting used too. I am now actually curious about the origunal latin mass.

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November 3rd, 2012 - Lonnie-330513 said:

The new Roman Missal is the same language that was used after the vernacular was introduced. In fact that is the way it has always been translated into English. The previous version was only introduced in 1971.

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November 2nd, 2012 - Patrick-914764 said:

I like the new Translation because it is closer to the original meaning of the Prayers. While in the Semnary, I translated it myself and it is amazing how rich and deeo the prayers really are compared to what they were before. TO change back to Latin in my opinion would be a mistake, becasue that would make it harded for the average American to understand what is going on, and it might alienate more people.

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October 24th, 2012 - Peggy-509824 said:

I don't find much different. It is going back to the wording I learned as a child.

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October 24th, 2012 - Peggy-509824 said:

I don't find much different. It is going back to the wording I learned as a child.

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October 23rd, 2012 - Lexi-721255 said:

This has been the worst year since I started going to church in 2004. I do not like the "roof" either, I cannot keep up with the Creed, the church -- con-substantial??? I can't even pronounce it! I still have to read from the book and I have no love for mass like I did before the changes. I never missed a Sunday however, this year I'm glad when I make it at least once a month

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October 17th, 2012 - Tim-728729 said:

I am Neutral for nOW

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October 4th, 2012 - Betsy-904124 said:

One more thing: "...and upon whom his favor rests". Aren't we supposed to love everyone?

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October 4th, 2012 - Betsy-904124 said:

Why is now "and with your spirit"? Why can't it stay "and also with you". I mean, why should the Lord be with only your spirit? Why can't He be with all of you?? It just seems to me that the church is becoming PC...if we must change, then change back to Latin.

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October 2nd, 2012 - Stephen-902841 said:

I'm pleased

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October 1st, 2012 - Tim-388058 said:

I think the liturgy changes were stupid. They didn't change any of the meanings but they confuse older Catholics. And "under my roof"? Crazy! I know where the phrase originated and the story behind it, but this wording makes no sense at all. I wish they had left the liturgy alone.

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August 20th, 2012 - Anita-889923 said:

I hate it.The songs are depressing the I can't stand the Gloria the music notes are downward instead of uplifting and The Nicene creed did not need to be changed and at this point it is a sin to go on about it! The should have had their act together when Vatican II kicked in! I still pray the same way as I always have! Even my 15 yr old twins daughters who went to Catholic school all of their life are turned off by it ! They don't sing and participate in the Liturgy like thet used to and they were Altar servers for years! At first they asked me are they serious? Then why did they do this and now they just sit through very little singing and mumble their prayer quietly in Mass. What a horribler mistake they made! This will turn away many Catholics at a crucial time that we need to attract people to the Catholic Churches around the world!

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August 19th, 2012 - Jim-875732 said:

query: it used to be at the consecration the words jesus used were "it will be shed for you and for ALL" but now its "for MANY"-- got to wondering who got kicked out

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June 21st, 2012 - John-683886 said:

*formed

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June 21st, 2012 - John-683886 said:

the Novus Ordo Missae and the New Mass after Vatican 2, I have to say, really is horrible.... It's this "peace, love, etc." guitars, etc. hippie nonsense that seems to have evolved from the sixties and early seventies. The Tridentiene Mass seemed like a completely new religion to me when I first attended one, but it's actually Catholic and has existed and for many canonized saints for hundreds of years.

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May 20th, 2012 - John-790192 said:

Having attended the Holy Mass in a number of countries/languages ---- it is all about one's relationship with the Holy Eucharist and the community you are participating with. Solemnity has a place in the reverance of Our Lord.

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May 19th, 2012 - Ceecee-858485 said:

like all new things, it takes some getting used to; but we'll all get the hang of it; and if God prompted it to happen, why fight it?!

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March 4th, 2012 - Teresa-525463 said:

I trust that Rome had its reasons and I trust their updates. I only know the language of the Mass in Latin before Vatican II and the very modern English as it exists now. The Mass has been translated from the original language to languages all over the World. Last summer, I was in Easter Island out in the middle of the Pacific and attended Mass in Spanish and Rapi Nui. It really didn't matter what was said I know the format and believe in the Eucharist. It was there that I truly grasped the word universal=catholic. I don't think a few word changes here and there will alter what I believe and what the Catholic Church believes. It's way too legalistic for me!!

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February 11th, 2012 - Nick-825754 said:

its okay

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February 9th, 2012 - Rebecca-808272 said:

It's a very literal translation, which helps you get a different meaning out of it, but it's awkward sometimes. In the sung mass parts your'e fitting new words into old music. What happens when you go to a church that does not use the one you know? You can't participate in the Gloria or Holy, Holy or Memorial Acclamation or Great Amen. Unless you have the new music infront of you, which probably not many churches have yet.

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January 25th, 2012 - Kenneth-815095 said:

I like the new Missal. It has helped understand the Mass more easily and helped me appreciate it more

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January 24th, 2012 - David-477148 said:

Its a great move by the Church; it brings the novus ordo mass more in tune with the Latin it was translated from.

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January 22nd, 2012 - Dennis-593298 said:

Attendance fell dramatically all over the world when the New Mass was imposed 40 years ago. Having a new mass with a dumbed down structure and translation has been a tragic failure. And yes, Jesus almost certainly did speak Latin, as he spoke freely with Pilate, the Centurion, etc. He did not speak English (a language that didn't exist).

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January 21st, 2012 - Mary-814080 said:

I have am having a few problems with the new missals. Did Jesus speak Latin for one? Why are we going to the literal version word for word? When did Jesus have a chalice, it was a cup and finally, it is my fault, my most grevious fault. I grew up with the Latin Mass, if the church didn't change how many of you would still be there? I would have probably left. I have an elderly father, who is now lost with the changes. Some are not noticeable but others are quite significant. I find I am reading the prayers now at Mass and nit liking some of the changes.

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January 20th, 2012 - David-736772 said:

There are parts I either like or don't mind and there are part I don't like. The problems are mainly with the translation. While I do realize it is a more direct translation from the Latin Missal, parts of it do not reflect actual spoken English very well and obscure the meaning behind the words from the average churchgoer. The whole point of translating the Mass and Sacred Scripture into the vernacular languages was so that the average person could them without assistance.

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January 18th, 2012 - James-781928 said:

I like it But, I would also like to see them bring back the missalette with all of the Sunday readings in it. All Catholic Churches should be required to have missalettes with the Sunday reading in it. They have gotten to liberal with this.

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January 18th, 2012 - Judy-809925 said:

LIKE!!!!!

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January 16th, 2012 - Emanuela-15984 said:

Every change takes time for people to accept. The New Missal is more accurate to the Latin's which is the guide for all other translations (as my own language, Portuguese). The Spirit blows wherever He wants and the Bride must say "Here I am!". One word to the New Missal: UNITY!

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January 16th, 2012 - Tom-14285 said:

Since the words we say at the Liturgy effect what we believe, I think the 'new' changes are very necessary. I am having difficulty getting used to it, but when I read the new translation, I find it very beautiful...and I wonder why it took so long to correct the mistranslations. Now to get ALL the bishops to promote the Traditional Latin Mass...then we will be on the complete road to restoring the liturgy. (I believe that in 100 or so years the 'new' Mass will disappear and this whole era will be considered a failed liturgical experiment.)

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January 16th, 2012 - Brent-568845 said:

I do not like the new mass

the new wording doesn't make since and I feel the change was unnessesary

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January 16th, 2012 - Em-278941 said:

I would like to vote in the green category

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January 15th, 2012 - Carolyn-764114 said:

I am old enough to remember when the Mass was said in Latin only, all over the world. At that time I used a Missal that had Latin, and the English translation on the opposite side of the page. That happens to be the translation that we are now using at the present time. I don't understand why we used the wrong translation for so many years. Yes, I am

having difficulty with it now, because of the many years in between. When I read it before it went into effect, I joked and told people the "roof" is back. They didn't understand what I meant, but they do now.

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January 13th, 2012 - Patricia-471644 said:

I think many of us are resistent to change but once explained hopefully everyone will understand that this is a very good change. The order of the mass remains the same, however I find that the text brings us back closer to our roots. My hope is that everyone will make the effort to understand why these changes have been made.

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January 11th, 2012 - David-635002 said:

I understand what and why they did what they did. I am not so sure it was really necessary though. Some of the new words that replace the existing ones because they have a truer meaning to the Latin counterpart are words like "consubstantial" and "Incarnate" are words that most people never heard of and have no clue of what those words actually mean, so really what have we gained except to cause more confusion.

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January 9th, 2012 - Nancy-545847 said:

Most of the changes don't matter to me or are thought provoking. The words, "consubstantial with the Father"

puzzle me. I don't see that this phrase is one that will enhance any congregation's understanding, whether it be

the purist form of translation or not. Aren't we after understanding so as to open the heart?

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January 9th, 2012 - ju-799100 said:

I love it !!!!!!!! This is the way that supppose to be.

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January 8th, 2012 - Lorrie-735074 said:

I didn't care for the changes but I did understand the reasoning, I just miss a couple of my favorite prayers. I still miss them but I'm getting used to the new liturgy.

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January 3rd, 2012 - Bob-179105 said:

I am adjusting to this. We have a card in each pew, so we can follow the changes. Being a "cradle-Catholic," I had everything commited to rote-memory, so I need this card. However, I feel that we must evolve to better understand the needs of the people. We will all eventually adjust.

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January 3rd, 2012 - Anne-757964 said:

I love, it now the English version is more like the latin one. Actually in my mother-tongue the translation are exactly like these new ones.

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January 3rd, 2012 - Jennifer-702578 said:

its hard to adjust to the changes, especially in the responses

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January 2nd, 2012 - John-802194 said:

I like tradition. I like the fact that I have been saying the same responses my entire life. I like the way each Mass is linked to every other one through the repetition of these phrases.

So I don't like the changes.

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January 2nd, 2012 - Stacy-808568 said:

Lovely, elegant, adds distinction to our faith..... I began life as a protestant - during the time when so many switched - turn of lasty century - so did mine. Everything negative said about Catholocism happens with protestants. Want that word to get out so badly that I am slipping off of the subject. Handsome mministers with beautiful wives and children abuse their power and blaspheme our God. It happened to my Mother (as a woman) and me (as a child). If you have a true love for Jesus, EVERYTHING about our faith is more beautiful AND improving all of the time now.

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January 2nd, 2012 - John-807802 said:

The change was much needed.

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January 1st, 2012 - Chris-807500 said:

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December 31st, 2011 - Brian-536784 said:

I'm all for better understanding of the scriptures

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December 30th, 2011 - Alex-772715 said:

just loved the new Gloria, the new Credo (my fav - "consubstantial") the new Roman Canon ,the thrice "mea culpa" and everything else in the new translation!

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December 30th, 2011 - Mary-151000 said:

I feel that this change will ultimately stop many young adults from coming back. All our lives we have gbeen taught that the church was unchanging and now it would appear all other religions are status quo and we are undergoing the change. Not good in my opinion. It is very difficult for People accept change in any venue.

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December 30th, 2011 - Patricia-496197 said:

I think its good...should never have changed in the first place

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December 27th, 2011 - Andre-713286 said:

Curiously the change happened only on the US Missal, other countries are not changing at this point.

There's nothing wrong with change itself, but clearly, very clearly, the Mass is more Latin than never. While it can add to the Roman roots and traditions (and a lot of people will cherrish learning about it) I wonder if it doesn't create a new BARRIER to people coming in. Singing and praying Mass suddenly has a new level of friction and CERTAINLY does not get closer to colloquial, everyday English; it seems to be a step to distance Catholics from the remainder Apostolic traditions (Protestant, Orthodox, etc) who are either using eastern languages and traditions (as opposed to Latin and Roman) or pioneered the usage of local language (one claimed reason for their departure, BTW).

In times of Social Media (here we are in the middle of an exchange!) I wonder if this helps us proclaim the Gospel from the rooftops or if we are digging the basement claiming that it is prettier than never.

"Sursum corda!"

That's to test the common sentiment: how does it feel when you are faced with something purposefully unusual but deeply rooted in the traditions?

You stop. You wonder. You MIGHT feel puzzled, confused, attracted or curious. But you DEFINITELY stop when you saw it. No motion.

Is it what we want?

"Lift up your hearts" is the translation and my message to the forum. Thanks a bunch!

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December 27th, 2011 - Judy-497230 said:

not really sure yet

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December 27th, 2011 - Judy-497230 said:

not really sure yet

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December 24th, 2011 - Marlainn-647375 said:

Where the church leads is the way to go. We are the sheep following the voice of the Shepard to keep us safe and without error. Please continue to lead us Lord Jesus Amen.

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December 22nd, 2011 - Marie-428574 said:

I wonder why they changed it. I got the explanation now closer to the original Latin, but Mass does not feel welcomed or as family gathering of the Last Supper as you trip over words that before were so well known and came easily. Before you could concentrate more on the Mass now trying to say the right new words at the right place.

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December 22nd, 2011 - Richard-803325 said:

its real good

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December 21st, 2011 - Kathy-762678 said:

It is more nurturing than I imagined.

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December 21st, 2011 - Denise-803319 said:

I like the "new" "old" translations. The church never should have changed. We have the oldest religion second to Judiaism and their services don't change for the times. Nor does the Orthodox such as the Serbians or Russians. We went more Protestant with Vatican II. I had a priest who refused to change until about 1968 so I remember a lot of these "new" words from when I was making my first communion. Except for consubstantial, I do like the conversion back to the older way. I would love to see the latin mass come back, especially for special occasions such as the Midnight Mass at Christmas.

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December 20th, 2011 - David-421323 said:

Maybe they should not have done a piss poor job of translating the mass in the 70's? Anyone with a basic knowledge of Latin could tell you that.

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December 20th, 2011 - JoanEllen-608180 said:

I am learning to accept it, but I think all this fuss over changing words in the mass is quite ridiculous.

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December 19th, 2011 - Joanne-780366 said:

I'm sure with time I will get used to it. Don't like too many changes at my age!

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December 19th, 2011 - Jorge-443462 said:

THE ROMAN missal new translation is amazing its like in spanish but in english closer to the latin, its time to change the translation it was through and review a project of the Holy Spirit and Juan Pablo II ITS a great work and helps closer to eh scriptures to pray the actual words.

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December 15th, 2011 - Frank-800329 said:

Remember when there y Interestingwas Latin Mass and the priestfaced the alter and you saw his Back! I think that our change is just somewhat difficult at this stage. If you attend mass daily or more regularly it be ones easier to master!I had to chuckle on all the comments about the word" consubstantial"( one in being)for those who might want to look it up. Ver

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December 15th, 2011 - Deborah-790049 said:

amazing

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December 14th, 2011 - Chris-356806 said:

Unfortunately, I believe the new translation takes us back into a more "closed" Church. I'm disappointed--I think it was an unnecessary significant expense and moreover, it isn't about Biblical translation which would make sense if incorrect.

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December 13th, 2011 - Timothy-613410 said:

I appreciate the attempt at more accurate translation but I usually attend Tridentine mass so I don't have to deal with the changes too often

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December 12th, 2011 - Patrick-800663 said:

It's different. But all in all I like it and at my parish it's taking some time getting used to. I have noticed a few people responding still with "and also with you". But with new things, it takes time.

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December 12th, 2011 - Emmanuel-538416 said:

I love it.

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December 11th, 2011 - Kathy-800411 said:

Change is good. It just takes time to get used to. I catch myself reverting out of habit but that will change with time and become ingrained. God Bless

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December 11th, 2011 - Tara-703107 said:

I LOVE the new version. As a former protestant, and also Latin mass goer, it incorporates so many traditions, and sacred scripture, that in a way it's very ecumenical. I find it very comforting, to incorporate some of the phrases from my childhood services (I was Lutheran). I used to go to Latin mass, but it's not available where I live now. I think it's a way to draw people together--give it time!

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December 10th, 2011 - Paul-709408 said:

I LOVE the idea of the new Roman Missal... but I get so flustered (not seriously) whenever I miss the new responses--they happen so quickly! I can't imagine anyone who's been going to mass since Vatican II having to relearn mass responses!

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December 10th, 2011 - Chris-658557 said:

I have very mixed feelings about the new Roman Missal. Whilst it is good to get back to the Latin meaning, there has been a total lack of preparation for the effect these changes have had on the musical settings for the Mass. The result is that, in my Diocese, all parishes have been instructed to use a plainchant setting that adds nothing to the Mass and there is a total lack of alternative suitable material. This is causing much frustration and many parishoners are turned off the new wording as it has destroyed a Mass which was enhanced by the music. It is a pity that the same amount of effort has not been put into the musical provision as has been given to producing the new translation.

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December 9th, 2011 - John-792287 said:

Over the past three months my parish priest has discussed why the new Roman Missal changes are so spectacular. I completely agree with him that new English text is a superior translation of the ancient Latin; however, I feel that the New Missal is not useful at all for the laity of the Church who will never fully understand some of the Churches theological terms such as consubstantial and incarnate. People, such as, the youth of the church really can't understand this new words; in a time when such members of the church are constantly moving away. I feel this new translation will not only distant such members and overall will not have the intended effect on the laity.

Instead of all this ineffective translation, I think the Church should try to simplify are faith. We are humans and there is no way we will ever understand in words what God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit wish for us. We can try all we will with theology; however, I feel this can get us only so close to Christ. Instead of such a ridiculous translation the church should have been working on removing old archaic parts of its dogma; such as having only Male Priests or disallowing priest to marry. I could continue to list the problems the church has, but, there is use to it. To conclude respectfully, I think the church should try to become more inclusive towards all members of society, if it is there sex, sexual orientation, or age. When the Church makes such changes only will it become the effective force of Christ that our early founding mothers and fathers intended. Christ be with you all.

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December 9th, 2011 - Pauline-621008 said:

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I love the new Roman Missal. It takes me back to the days of the Latin Mass. If you remember any of that you'll realize that the congregation's responses are mostly the English translation of the Latin responses. For example: With your spirit--Et cum spiritu tuo. The priest's part may have changed more than the parishioners' but if you follow especially the Eucharistic prayers we are more involved in the celebration than before. I was very impressed at the first "new Mass" on November 27 and told my pastor.

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December 7th, 2011 - Patricia-786500 said:

I am neutral. I find it hard to get used to the wording not just because it is new, but also some of the words don't sound right in the prayers, etc. we use at mass on a regular basis.

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December 7th, 2011 - Ryan-78912 said:

Thank God for the changes. As I review what has been posted below, I have to make some comments. First of all, the changes are in English not Latin. I am sure everyone here is educated enough to learn a few new words. Second, the texts are ancient. They should never have been translated into such sloppy, easy english where all the meanings were lost. 90% of the Mass is written in a very biblical language which you could never make the connection to the verses of the bible as it was translated for the past 40 years. The new texts should make you feel like the liturgy is majestic and beautiful. If you do not like the translation of the Mass, then you don't like the Mass, because this is simply a literal translation of the approved texts in Latin, as we have them from the fathers of the church for the past 20 centuries. So before the critics here get all huffy about it, maybe it is time to re-examine your understanding of the doctrines contained in the Mass.

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December 6th, 2011 - Dirk-631502 said:

...Oh, and Happy St. Nicholas day!

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December 6th, 2011 - Dirk-631502 said:

I too am in favour of the new missal. I have no problem with it. The missal has already been well received in Australia (it was implemented several months ago). My father, who had a very difficult time with the previous missal (he is originally from Europe and found the North American way of doing things rather "strange"), found the new missal more closely resembled the Mass he remembered in Europe. This is not a step backward, this is a step forward, and one with reverence.

This may be off-topic, but I feel it is also high time we see reverence done with the musical liturgy -- in Canada, the musical liturgy has been reduced to an odd mixture of bongo drums and guitars, and horrible choirs in many parishes. Yikes! I find many of the "hymns" from the last 40 years seem not prayerful at all (repeating a few words/hymns over and over again ad nausea). And when I suggest something "traditional" or "sacred", I get a hostile reaction with the suggestion that I'm somehow "old fashioned", "conservative", and what not. I think that's unfair, and short-sighted. After 40 years of the bongo drum and guitar routine, maybe it's time for a change. I've heard some Americans recently call it "campfire music". Ok, to be fair, I'm sure it has it's place, and no, it's not all that bad. However, the bongo drums and guitars have failed to bring more youth back to the Catholic church. The Catholic church has 800 years worth of beautiful sacred music. Throw it all away because it is "old fashioned"? There's a saying, don't throw the baby out with the bath water! The focus of the Mass must be on the Eucharist. The music liturgy, along with the new missal must serve to help bring us closer to Christ. The Vatican has also provided information for the composition of sacred music for the modern age. I've heard some of it, and it works. It can be done.

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December 6th, 2011 - Duane-753556 said:

I am in favor.

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December 6th, 2011 - Stephen-704916 said:

I suppose in time that new music will fit the words. Nevertheless, using words like consubstantial and incarnate will not bring the mass closer to the people. Using language that the common man doesn't understand will only serve to place back in the time when the mass was in Latin and only a few understood what was being said. While most of the translations are reasonable I believe someone in the Vatican had too much time on their hands if they thought using words that are probably used only among theologians would be helpful for the laity.

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December 6th, 2011 - Pippy-758104 said:

Oh please , "in your spirit" .. not worthy to come under your roof" consubstanstial.. purleeease.. you want it to relate? It was humble enough but friendly......And also with you.. is lovely.. Not worthy to receive you.. explains what we are saying.... consubstantiall...... puhleeease... Respect and reverence is understood currently.. now we are truly feeling unworthy..and our sweet Lord and Jesus will never come to us it is tooooo stuffy.. let us get back to plain English and one on one. It has been years getting here... now we all can welcome HIm with humility knowing we are loved and accepted..Constubstantial???? purleeease.. Just my opinion.. it drives me away does not make me want to come closer.Sorry to be to vocal..happy to take critisism with respect.

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December 5th, 2011 - Jean-798533 said:

I love the wording and prayers of the Roman/Latin Missal, it should have never been changed in the first place.

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December 5th, 2011 - William-792747 said:

It always made sense to have a missal. We grew up using a missal which had Latin on the left page and English on the right. It was simple znd guided the laity in participating in prayer with the priest. While Vatican II brought the vernacular

participation, there were many more pews filled. Does this tell us anything?

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December 4th, 2011 - John-758623 said:

I think it's about time we English speaking people finally, got of the pot, and joined the rest of the planrt.

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December 4th, 2011 - Regina-797190 said:

I understand that the new wording was done universally and now all churches will be saying and worshiping as one all over the world. I believe it is a good change and will draw us closer to God...

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December 3rd, 2011 - Lisa-746066 said:

I am disappointed in it... why change something that works... the new wording is just that.. new wording.. its all semantics.

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December 2nd, 2011 - Cyndi-72431 said:

I think the new translation has been an amazing opportunity for the faithful to grow more in love with Christ and His Church. It's a blessing to be able to connect with the Mass that has been Traditioned down through the centuries. My students say that they find that they are paying closer attention to the words of the Mass and finding a deeper meaning as they prepare for their final Sacrament of Initiation.

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December 2nd, 2011 - Rick-790382 said:

I believe the more accurate translation will help the entire community have a better understanding of our original teachings from the apostles & church fathers.

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December 1st, 2011 - Mike-646924 said:

JUST LIKE ANYTHING ELSE SOMETHING WE ALL HAVE TO GETTIN USE TO; I REMEMBER WHEN THEY CHANGED THE LATUN MASS INTO ENGLISH; THAT TOOK SOME PEOPLE GETTIN USE TO THAT (FOR A LONG TIME TOO)

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December 1st, 2011 - Eduardo-665537 said:

The Tridentine Mass as it has always been said since the Council of Trent Pope Pius V and going bck to St, Gregory 7th century. The new Mass is full of errors and omissions, they have tried to correct some of those with the new missal but to do it correctly we have to go back to the Mass of all time which was universal and said the same way worldwide.

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November 30th, 2011 - Josephine-777682 said:

I like it, especially the credo

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November 30th, 2011 - Donna-184869 said:

I attended a bible study explaning all the new prayers, prior to November 27th. Now that I understand the meaning. I Love the new Mass.

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November 29th, 2011 - Thomas-796416 said:

Its so disctracting hering half the congregation say "and also with you" and the other half saying "and with your spirit" and now I don't know the words to some of the songs =(

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November 28th, 2011 - Barbara-584798 said:

My parish team introduced us to the changes over the past few months; in particular to the changes in th sacred songs/psalms by using them at Mass and thru a parish "concert" recently. The full changes of course began Nov27 and thru the use of printed pew cards to aide us I believe the active participation by those at the Mass I attended was increased greatly. I was particularily impressed by my pastor during the consecration. I had known the priest's changes were the greatest and I could tell he was deliberatly reading all parts with careful enunciation more to help us to better "hear" the changes and hence listen more effectively. I think these new translations will help all to deepen our understanding if only because we need to read our responses for awhile. Hopefully, this will also increase the active participation of more people throughout the Mass instead of remaining passive throughout the communal responses,prayers, and sacred songs.

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November 27th, 2011 - Jamie-717581 said:

I have expirenced the new roman missal this morning. The reading are the same the answers and a little different.

the eucristist prayer the first half is like the normal prayer and the second half is totaled stated different.

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November 26th, 2011 - Jenny-793848 said:

I am excited! I have been teaching it to my 7th graders!

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November 26th, 2011 - Joan-749159 said:

I feel good about the chnage because them we are being awaken to reflect more deeply during the Eucharistic celebration of mass and bringing the Holy Eucharist to the centre.

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November 25th, 2011 - Jason-774425 said:

I really don't care I only attend Traditional Latin Mass.

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November 25th, 2011 - Anthony-664095 said:

I've understood the mass to be, most importantly, the partaking of the body and blood of Christ, and secondly, probably the highest form of prayer, although a communal supplication, there is. What matters is not necessarily the words, but what each one of us brings, on a deeper spiritual level, to every one of those words, actions, thoughts, and prayers. The Church can change the words or procedures of mass, but they can not change the fact that mass is OUR time, communal and personal, with the Lord. On some levels, it is the closest we'll ever be to the Lord while living.

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November 22nd, 2011 - Jonathan-612626 said:

ElIzabeth, what is the point of doing all that if the truth and doctrine and faith and morals aren't there. No one can be saved without the Catholic Faith. Many (US) priests aren't giving it or appear to be muted or drowned out by the crazies and craziness of the average Parish. The novus ordo ethos blocks the Catholic faith from getting to souls though not absolutely. Your statement is proof of this. The Church is not here for the community but for God to serve and adore Him. The Church is a community but we ought to be self-giving not self-center that is not man-center but God-center. We can only do this by knowing the truth.

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November 21st, 2011 - Deborah-790049 said:

i believe that the new Roman missal wil ony enhance our faith and makes us stonger together

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November 21st, 2011 - John-599355 said:

good its more like it was said after Crist did ,the more accuirate the better john e ,rodgigues

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November 21st, 2011 - OwenPaul-793152 said:

I am greatful to the leadership ofa pilgrime church for giving us a new Roman missal,when I was going through it,it moved me and am very happy because I feel it has an original Latin translation,for those of us who are findng it dificult to accept,let's recal an act of faith prayer.AVE MARIA!

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November 17th, 2011 - Jonathan-612626 said:

Tammie, haven't you ever heard of our Lod's parable of the Pharisee and the Publican? The Publican is said to "beat" his breast in asking God mercy for his sins. No, there is no love without sacrifice, and no forgiveness without PENANCE.

Kayla, there's virtually no difference in the "Domine, non sum dignus" The more faith translation is: "Lord, I am not worthy that shouldst enter under my roof but only say the word and my soul save be healed". It is almost what exactly the Roman centurian said to our Lord but instead of soul he said slave/servant.

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November 17th, 2011 - Jonathan-612626 said:

JD, words matters because God is the Eternal Word Incarnate. Words have meanings and that translates into our faith. so don't get so caught up in the relationship that you lose the Catholic Faith which is necessary for salvation.

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November 17th, 2011 - Jonathan-612626 said:

Why isn't there the option: "Only the Tridentine Missal is the Roman Missal."

And, Shellie, there are "Low" or Missa Cantata (Sung) Masses without incense used even on Sundays if you search for them. Also please check "xylitol" for your son's asthma.

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November 12th, 2011 - Shellie-789322 said:

I love the Mass just as it has been. My son has asthma and so we have to avoid the Latin Mass. The only thing I would like to see is the candles again and closed areas for confession. I enjoy saying Lord I am not worthy along with my brothers and sisters, none of us are worthy to receive Christ and need to ask to be cleansed. Taking more drastic actions seems odd to me.

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November 11th, 2011 - JD-786938 said:

Guys, same God, same celebration, same presence. What matters is not a change of words but your relationship with God. Don't get so caught up in the liturgy that you miss the whole purpose.

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November 10th, 2011 - Susan-635047 said:

Actually, Tammie, I would not object to the same from my children...I think it is only an attempt to express true regret. It is a renewal of something that we used to do before Vatican II.

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November 1st, 2011 - Daniel-719537 said:

Takes me back to my pre-Vatican II grade school days at St. Stanislaus school..

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October 31st, 2011 - George-166509 said:

I'm so happy about it I am just beside myself! And it's going to be implemented on my birthday, Nov. 27. Thank you, God! What do you know, a correctly translated liturgy! Maybe soon the guitars, banjos, and electric drums will be gone. And maybe after that, the Communion Rail back!

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October 26th, 2011 - Amy-123093 said:

Praise God for the new changes coming! It is a much more accurate translation and it draws our attention and focus closer to where is should have been all along. A.M.D.G.

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October 25th, 2011 - George-166509 said:

I'm VERY much in favor of it!

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October 25th, 2011 - Andrew-782160 said:

See the new Missal is not new some of it is new but it mostly an old Missal redone.Missals before the 70 are mostly the same as the one coming out.The Gloria is old. The memorial acclamation are new.There are some new words but mostly it a 60's missal over again.

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October 25th, 2011 - Sylvia-775951 said:

Understandably, Most People Don't Like Change ... But, Change is a Real Part of Everyday Life ... As an iPhone user, we have Updates quite often and for the Most Part They Are for the Best. ... As Committed Practicing Catholics, Our Obedience is to the Church, WE Don't Decide Who or What We Will Obey or Disobey. I would Encourage Everyone to Attend the FREE Roman Missal Workshop Offered by your Diocese before jumping to Conclusions :-)

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October 25th, 2011 - Sylvia-775951 said:

I think the Revisions are so Minute yet Much Closer in Context with the Original Latin ... I attended the New Roman Missal Workshop Offered to Our Parish at Our Lady Grace in Highland, IN and They were Great! ... I don't understand What the Big Deal Is? ...

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October 22nd, 2011 - Nigel-84606 said:

@Harry-242615 - I would disagree, I think they're underestimating the intelligence of the people in the pews. We've been fed a lot of "feel good" mush from the pulpit, and while the "revisioning of the revision" is a step in the right direction, as long as the same mush is being preached from the pulpit, the people wouldn't know any different.

However, with the changes will come questions, and with those questions, I'm hoping there'd be more definitive answers coming from the clergy. Is it enough? I'd say it's a step in the right direction.

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October 22nd, 2011 - Harry-242614 said:

From what I've seen, it's nearly the same as the first translation to English back in the '60s.

Sadly for most of us, it will no longer be "dumbed down". I'm pretty well convinced that the Church overestimates both the intelligence and the educational achievements of the folks in the pews.

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October 21st, 2011 - Joan-684265 said:

I loved studying the Latin language when I was young. ((And I had a remarkable teacher, Sister Mary Baptist.)) Some of the translations which we have used at Mass in recent years really bother me. In spite of not being "correct" I have in recent years said the REAL translation in spite of the fact that I "sounded" out-of-step. But I was theologically correct. Hooray for the improvements that take us back to more accurate translations. Joan in Houston//Friday night

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October 20th, 2011 - Brent-568845 said:

I don't like the new missal.

why change something that didn't need changing.

I'll continue to say the old paryers and the old creed

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October 18th, 2011 - Jonathan-612626 said:

What Daniel said!

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October 13th, 2011 - Richard-143340 said:

I would have liked a choice to have been (E.) Its a huge mistake.

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October 12th, 2011 - LillianTeresa-528523 said:

I am looking forward to the more beautiful and literal translation of the Mass. I also am impressed that so many 18-25 year olds are in the excited camp. Fruits, I suspect of the labors of our beloved John Paul the Great.

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October 10th, 2011 - Angela-11187 said:

Why isn't there an option for "it doesn't affect me"?????

Not everyone on CM attends Mass in English. ;)

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October 6th, 2011 - Peter-709892 said:

The Missal prior to 1962 was the heart of the mass. Mary warmed at Fatima that changing the mass will destroy the Church and then mankind. All good things came from us through God via the Church. So, hurting the mass will harm all of mankind.

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October 6th, 2011 - Jim-284023 said:

If the church wanted to get the ultimate translation then they should have went back to the Aramaic, after all that is what was being spoken the time of Jesus. Maybe in another 30-40 years the church will use Aramaic for the next Roman Missal. Lastly, in my opinion their are more important changes that church could have made.

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October 3rd, 2011 - Adolph-446505 said:

I love the Church and being that this is only the third time in our Church history that a new Roman Missal is being issued, it tells me that we are truly blessed with the treasure of always growing in the Faith and the Holy Spirit is guiding us to deeper and deeper for Christ and his Church.

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October 2nd, 2011 - Linda-363797 said:

It is not my understanding to change hymns etc. It is to better translate the Roman Missal from Latin to English, as I understand from EWTN documentary to explain that when the Mass was changed from all Latin to English the translation was made rather simplistic to make it easier to do and then actually lost some of the beauty of the words. I hope all your parishes give some sessions as our parish is going to give in the next week or so.

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October 1st, 2011 - Carl-767392 said:

Brian is correct, Dr. Sri's book on the Mass is very good. I am just happy that the new translation is more faithful to the Latin that was promulgated by Pope Paul VI.

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September 28th, 2011 - Brian-770364 said:

Thomas, Dr. Sri has an amazing book about the new translation! He also create a bible study! this may be a way of out reaching into your parish!

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September 26th, 2011 - Julia-170924 said:

Missal is good, what I miss is all the CATHOLIC hymns we sang in grammar school. Other denominations did not start singing our beautiful Gregorian chants, why did we pick up their songs. Sometimes it just sounds like we are being entertained by a singer at MASS.

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