It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The New English Mass Translation Is Coming - And There Is Nothing You Can Do To Stop It !

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Of course why would we want to stop it, at least none of us who truly love the liturgy would want to stop it. Call it egotism if you want. Call it nothing more than shameless self-gratification, but every once in a while I like to stop blogging for a moment and say...


I first announced the changes to the English translation of the mass years ago. I believe it was way back in 2007. Of course I was immediately called into question. Many people said it would never happen. Those who admitted that it could happen, said it would likely be watered down. I told my readers here on this blog how much the U.S. Catholic Bishop's Conference was resisting it, and once again I was proved right when they voted down one of the reform books just before the Vatican approved another one, only to force the U.S. Catholic bishops to turn around and approve the very book they had voted down just prior.

It's been a long haul since I began covering this, but in just a matter of weeks now it will become reality.


But wait, there is more. I haven't led you wrong on the new translation, so there is no reason why you should doubt me on this. The new English translation is just the tip of the iceberg. More changes are coming, much bigger changes, but I do not know when. The pope has a committee working behind closed doors at the Vatican to completely reform the Ordinary Form (Novus Ordo) of the mass. Nothing is official yet. All of this is a work in progress, but some have seen the working drafts. Basically, the reformed Ordinary Form (Novus Ordo) mass is slated to look a lot more like the Extraordinary Form (Tridentine) mass when the time comes. The reforms are set to come in two parts. The first will be the Liturgy of the Word, which will not contain many changes at all. The second will be the Liturgy of the Eucharist, which will be a complete reworking to make it more like the 'Mass of the Faithful' in the Extraordinary Form. So in essence, the new mass is set to look a lot more like the old mass during the second half of the liturgy. Like I said, I don't know when this will come, but I think it's reasonable to assume that this pope finishes what he starts, just like the last pope. Let's not forget, this new English translation we are all about to soon enjoy, was originally commissioned by Pope John Paul II.

Who knows! If I'm still blogging in five to ten years (highly doubt it but who knows), maybe then I'll be able to say again...