Tuesday, September 21, 2010

If liberals hate the new translation, it must be good.

I've read some of the reaction to the updated translation that will be put into effect in 2011. I can't help but laugh at the protesting and ugliness on display by those who are against it. Their argument is that they've had this translation for 40 years - why change it? What's funny is that some of these same aging hippies saw no problem with ditching 1900 years of tradition way back in 1969.

Now they're crying because a few words and phrases are changed? It's almost as if they're saying "Look, we've dumbed this down for 40 years and we're not going to stand for you 'smartening' it up!!!".

You can always judge the efficacy and worthiness of something by the reaction of liberals. If they love it, it can't be good, and if they hate it, it's GOT to be good.

As I see it, the new translation is a good start. They need to keep working.

Just for laughs, read some of the back and forth on the National Catholic Distorter site: http://ncronline.org/news/faith-parish/pope-receives-english-translation-roman-missal

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Don't forget your mantilla!

One of the great things about being Catholic is that we have all the trappings that go along with it - priests with collars, nuns with habits, and ladies with mantillas. All of these were seemingly cast aside in the uproar after Vatican II, but all seem to be on the comeback trail.

To borrow a phrase, "It's a good thing".

I recently added a couple of mantilla-related blogs over on "Links I Like" section. Step into the world of the mantilla; you'll be glad you did.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Parish musicians getting ready for new Roman Missal

Uh oh - you knew it was coming. CNS has an article about how liturgical musicians are gearing up for the big changeover coming in 2011. Call me cynical, but giving them time to "implement changes" musically can't be a good thing, can it?

Read the article over at CNS:

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Slow Death of the "Spirit of Vatican II"

Slowly but surely the "Spirit of Vatican II" is plodding toward a slow death. Oh, it's not going quietly; it still has a legion of "followers", but the outcome is inevitable. The Pope is doing his part, but so are the enlistees in the Church Militant. Tom Roeser has a good post, mostly concerning one of those Militants, Michael Voris of Real Catholic TV: