Monday, December 21, 2009

What If We Just Said Wait? We've Waited Long Enough: Counter-Petition in Support of the New English Translation of the Roman Missal

[As I know the Monday morning and weekday crowd is different than the Friday evening and Weekend crowd, I thought I should repost this for the benefit of our weekday readership.]

As many of our readers will no doubt already be aware, in response to the forthcoming new English translation of the Roman Missal -- a translation which is far more accurate and theologically rich, being more closely aligned to the actual Latin editio typica of the Missal of Paul VI -- some individuals have organized a petition, What if we just said wait?, which expresses their concern over the new translations, further asking the bishops to not introduce them generally into the English speaking world at this time. This petition was also recently featured in an article by America Magazine on Dec. 14th, 2009.

Their petition has about 6000 signatures at the present moment.

Now, in response, a counter-petition has been created (which WDTPRS drew to our attention this evening), which comes out in support of the bishops conferences, the new translation and its general implementation: We've Waited Long Enough.

Needless to say, the NLM joins with WDTPRS in asking and encouraging people to make their own voices heard, taking the few moments required to sign this petition in support of the new English translation of the Roman Missal.


Please note as well that on the page you will be taken to in the above link, you may use the "share" button to share this petition via Facebook and other social networking tools. This would be a very good use of those tools.

Please take the time to both sign, and to spread the word.

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