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The bishops have failed to find a public way to communicate to American Catholics that they are taking this report seriously and are ready to make changes in response to it.
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For Black, brown and poor students in-person schooling is an essential service.
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Inspired by St. Francis of Assisi and by Pope Francis, 2,000 young adults met online to discuss making the economy more responsive to human dignity and more respectful of creation.
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Cardinal Becciu is suing an Italian news magazine, claiming that his ruined reputation has eliminated his chances of becoming pope and will undermine the legitimacy of any future papal election.
Posted on 11/20/2020 14:06 PM (Content feeds)
The plaintiffs seek unspecified monetary damages, as well as an injunction to force the Vatican to release the names of more than 3,000 clerics who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse, and all documents relating to those claims.
Posted on 11/20/2020 12:20 PM (Content feeds)
Following the release of the McCarrick report, Catholics are once again asking: What is the root cause of the Catholic Church’s sex abuse crisis?
Posted on 11/20/2020 07:00 AM (Catholic Digest)
by Amy Ekeh Why do we suffer? Why does God allow it? Am I being punished? Does suffering have a purpose? The Bible acknowledges and explores these tough questions with honesty — and with a variety of perspectives. Reflecting on some of these biblically rooted ideas can help us better understand and accept suffering as […]
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Posted on 11/20/2020 02:01 AM (EWTN News - World Catholic News)
Denver Newsroom, Nov 19, 2020 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- The English and Welsh bishops' conference has decreed that in the translation of the conclusion of collects in the Roman Missal, “one” is to be omitted before “God”. The conclusions will now read “God, for ever and ever”.
The decision follows a letter sent earlier this year by Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, addressing a concern about the English translation.
A Nov. 9 decree signed by Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, and Fr. Christopher Thomas, the president and general secretary, respectively, of the English and Welsh bishops' conference, notes that “until now” in the three formulae of conclusions to collects, “the Latin words 'Deus, per omnia sæcula sæculorum' are rendered in English as 'one God, for ever and ever.'”
“The addition of 'one' before 'God' in the conclusion of the Collects could be construed as mistaken and problematic. 'Deus' here refers to the earlier mention of 'the Son' and is a Christological, anti-Arian affirmation, and not directly Trinitarian in this context,” the decree states.
The bishops of England and Wales voted “that these formulae should be adjusted according with the removal of the word 'one' from the conclusion of the Collect.”
The most common formula, used when a collect is addressed to the Father, will read: “Through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.”
The correction will take effect in the dioceses of England and Wales from Nov. 29, the First Sunday of Advent.
An explanatory note added that the decision is “in harmony” with the bishops’ conferences in Scotland and Ireland, “as well as with other English-speaking territories”.
The addition of “one” before “God” “could serve to undermine the statement of the unique dignity of the Son within the Trinity”, or “could be interpreted as saying that Jesus is ‘one God,’” the explanatory note stated.
“Either or both of these interpretations is injurious to the faith of the Church.”
Continuing, the note said that the insertion of “one” before God “risks suggesting that Jesus became a god independent of the Blessed Trinity and is one god among many ... what we pray needs to express what the Church believes, requiring that, in liturgical formulae, we uphold the doctrine of the Blessed Trinity.”
The Trinitarian doxology that concludes the collects “emphasises the divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, who as the Incarnate Son, intercedes on our behalf to the Father ... thus, the Son’s role of priestly mediation is made clear.”
The explanatory note says the phrase was adopted in the fourth century “as a means to combat the Arian heresy,” which held that Jesus Christ became God, rather than having been God eternally.
Moreover, the note adds, “one” is not used in the translations of the conclusion in French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese: “The English translation has, therefore, diverged from those of other major language groups.”
The English and Welsh bishops’ explanatory note said that “since the addition of the word ‘one’” could obscure prayer and thus belief, the Congregation for Divine Worship “has ruled it should no longer be used in the translation of these texts into English.”
Cardinal Sarah had written to the presidents of English-speaking episcopal conferences about the translation problem May 13.
This was followed up by a May 27 letter from the chairman of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy which clarified, Cardinal Nichols wrote, that bishops’ conferences determine “how and when the proposed change is made.”
The explanatory note added that “it is for Episcopal Conferences, through ICEL, to decide how best to translate these formulae in order to safeguard both their Trinitarian nature, as well as their profession of the divinity of the Son.”
By his 2017 motu proprio Magnum principium, Pope Francis granted episcopal conferences a greater share of responsibility in the translation of liturgical texts relative to the Congregation for Divine Worship.
The executive director of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Divine Worship, Fr. Andrew Menke, told CNA that Cardinal Sarah’s letter has been discussed by the conference’s divine worship committee, who “will probably discuss the question again” at their next meeting, in January.
The USCCB has been approving new translations of components of the Liturgy of the Hours, a new translation of the Roman Missal having been adopted in 2011.
At its 2019 fall general assembly, the conference voted overwhelmingly to approve the ICEL grey book translation of the hymns of the Liturgy of the Hours.
Posted on 11/20/2020 00:01 AM (Catholic Digest)
Christ tells us that if we are to join him, we shall travel the way he took. It is surely not right that the Son of God should go his way on the path of shame while the sons of men walk the way of worldly honor. — St. John of Ávila
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