Sunday, February 27, 2011

Catholic Year of Revisions...

As most readers of this blog probably know, beginning Advent 2011, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee will begin using the Third Edition of the Roman Missal. There is be changes to a number of responses for the person in the pew and almost all the prayers for the priest. Many of the changes are biblical and makes sense, other make less sense: "And with your spirit" instead of "And also with you." Here is a good article that explains this specific change. It makes sense, but probably does not justify the change.

Also, next month the New American Bible Revised Edition is set to be released. It can be pre-ordered on Amazon among other places. It replaces words that were the 1970 edition, such as cereal, booty, and holocaust. It is the first time since 1970 that an entire new edition will be released. Until now, separate parts had been updated. This translation is for private use and will not be used at mass. With any translation, there are senses of betrayal. I will share some of mine in the coming months as we get closer to Advent. Nevertheless, I do hope that most of the changes serve us well as a Church and bring us closer to Christ.

A Faithful Catholic

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Listecki: Must Protect Union Rights

Archbishop Listecki, on behalf of the Wisconsin Catholic Conference, released a statement today defending the rights of workers to unionize and bargain. He quotes Caritas in veritate #25, where Benedict speaks of the need to especially protect the rights of organized labor during this difficult economic time. He also quotes John Paul II's Laborem exercens #20, where the previous pope wrote on the necessary rights of workers in protecting the social order.

I applaud Listecki for this statement. It is an unexpected surprise. The statement is timely and I hope that it can have some impact on the current situation. I disagree with Archbishop Listecki regarding a few church policies, but in this instance, I am very glad to call him my shepherd.

A Faithful Catholic