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Monday, November 28, 2011

The New English Paradigm

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: I received this note from a friend this morning by email...
Personally I think the new English translation of the mass is wonderful, but I have already heard some people complain about it. If you don't like it you can always worship at an Anglo-Ordinariate parish in Old English instead. I mean it's not like you're stuck with just one English translation of the mass. You do have a choice you know.
I happen to like the new English translation too, but I hadn't given this full consideration until reading this note. It seems that along with Advent 2011 comes the beginning of a new English paradigm in Catholic liturgy. The old 1970s English translation is gone, but English-speaking Catholics are not locked into one single English version of the mass. There are two! There is the new English translation of the Novus Ordo mass, and there is the classical English mass according to the Book of Divine Worship. Both are equally valid and approved by Rome. If some Catholics are terribly displeased with the new English translation of the Novus Ordo, or they are displeased with some other aspect of the general English celebration, there is always the Anglo-Ordinariate liturgy. All a regular Roman Catholic would need do is simply show up to an ordinariate parish for mass, as regular Roman Catholics can receive communion freely in any ordinariate parish. Such ordinariate parishes can be found at this website (here) in the United Kingdom, and at this website in the United States (link will be posted when available), or by simply using this map below. In the United States, all the parishes and groups in this map should be in full-communion with Rome sometime after the first of the new year (January 2012). You should call the local priest in advance for complete information. There is still no word yet on the Canadian ordinariate, however, one should call the pastors of these parishes anyway for complete information. I have heard rumour that some of these Canadian parishes may enter the U.S. ordinariate until the Canadian ordinariate is created. If this is true, it would bring them into full communion with Rome much sooner, simultaneously with the Americans...

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