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Priest Challenges New Translation of Mass

Posted on: 05/01/2010

There’s a new English translation of the Catholic mass coming out soon, and it’s trying to sound more Latin. The Vatican has been pushing for this for a decade: It wants the English to mimic the words and even the syntax of the original Latin prayers. Conservatives say it moves the church back to a more “timeless” sound; but at least one priest is trying to stop it. He says it’s awkward and absurd for English to try to “ape” the sound of Latin, even in church.

Read more: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121911472

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