(CWNews.com) - The US bishops have rejected the latest proposed English translation of the liturgical prayers from the Roman Missal.
In a mail-in ballot, support for the proposed translation fell well short of the two-thirds required for approval by the US bishops' conference. The mail ballot became necessary because of an inconclusive vote at a June meeting of the episcopal conference.
The proposed translation was for "Proper" prayers for the Mass: the prayers for particular feasts and liturgical seasons. The US bishops have already given their consent to an English translation of the unchanging prayers of the "Ordinary;" that translation now awaits final approval from Rome.
The vote marks the first outright rejection of a translation submitted to the US bishops for their approval. The bishops' liturgical committee will now solicit proposed changes in the text and submit a revised translation to the bishops at their November 2008 meeting.
In announcing the negative vote on the latest section of the overall translation project, the US bishops' conference said that plans remain in place to complete the full translation of the Roman Missal by November 2010....
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008
U.S. Catholic Bishops Reject New Mass Translation
THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Another failure by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has come to us again. No longer having permission to celebrate mass according to the current English translation (read more here), the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has voted to reject the only English translation approved by the Vatican. It would seem that if these bishops don't make a decision soon, it won't be long before decisions are made for them. Perhaps it's time for the Vatican to remind these men that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has no REAL authority...