Why was it necessary for the English version of the Mass to be given to us in a new translation? Did the authorities not understand that ordinary Catholics now have to replace their familiar missals with new ones that are practically unaffordable, particularly for pensioners? Will the local dioceses subsidise the poorer members of the [...]
Many years ago I read a book titled Bishops – But What Kind? It was a collection of essays by Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant scholars about the different understandings of the role of bishops in Christianity.
The English words of the consecration at Mass have been changed from “shed for you and for all” to “poured out for you and for many”. Why?- Sheila Mentor
From Fr Wojciech Szypula SVD, Department of Theology, St Augustine College, Sr Judith Coyle IHM, Senior Lecturer & Coordinator: Pastoral Theology Recently there have been articles in The Southern Cross preparing us for the coming revision to the scripture readings at Mass, including Chris Busschau’s history of biblical translations that led up to the Revised [...]
BY UGONNA JOHN BOSCO EZEOMEDO The word “Alleluia” comes from the Hebrew and literally means “Praise Yah”, and is translated as “Praise the Lord”. The Hebrew word “Alleluia” as an expression of praise to God was preserved, untranslated, by the early Christians as a superlative expression of thanksgiving, joy, and triumph. It was mostly used [...]
Today, every day around the country, Catholics are engaging scripture in their communities, homes, parishes and education centres — and it is supposed to be fun! “The fact that the Church venerates the divine Scriptures just as she venerates the body of the Lord underlines the importance of Catholics engaging with Scripture,” says Margaret Mollett, former [...]
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