Saturday, September 09, 2017

New Motu Proprio on Translations

The complete text of the new motu proprio on liturgical translations issued today, Magnum principium, is now available on the Vatican Bolletino in a variety of languages: Latin, English, Italian, and Spanish. A commentary from the CDW on the changes instituted thereby accompanies it.

From the very first post on NLM, August 1, 2005, a report by Stratford Caldecott on a liturgical conference held in June of that year in Oxford.

“Don’t fear anarchy ... Anarchy is what we have already. The law of the Church has been so widely disregarded that it is now in disrepute: if respect for law is to return there must be an end to the pretense that everything is under control.”

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