In Updating the Liturgy, the Bishops Had You in Mind

Change Happens.  Ready or not! So it’s a good idea to get ready.  On Sunday, November 27, 2011—the First Sunday of Advent—the Catholic Church will implement changes to the Roman Missal, the book containing the prayers of the Mass.  Several times in the past few years, it has been my privilege to report from the scene at the Fall General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.  I’ve watched firsthand as our shepherds pored over the translations, struggling to improve cadence and c … [Read more...]