Cardinal Pell on Reception of the New Translation

Some liberal liturgists have suggested that the new English translation of the Mass will cause widespread anger amongst the laity. That hasn’t happened in Australia, according to Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, where the new translation was introduced in June. Many people didn’t even notice the change, Pell says to CNS: “‘I think a goodly percentage of the people didn’t notice the difference’ when he began using the new text at the Sydney cathedral. ‘There are pockets of dissatisfaction, but overwhelmingly the priests and people are happy and they will get used to it. The prayers are immensely richer and there’s much less banality.'”