U.S. Catholic is asking for opinions on the new mass translations now that we’re coming up on a year of using them.
Now that the faithful have had nearly a year to get used to the new translation, have their feelings about the new Roman Missal changed? Has it become familiar and accepted, or is it more of an unwelcome intrusion in the lives of Catholics?
I would say for myself that I don’t believe these translations have enhanced nor detracted from my experience of prayer at mass. The process of learning the new translations however, was a bit cumbersome for me and I could think of a dozen ways that our time as church could have been better spent.
That said, if it has enhanced anyone’s prayer or brought them closer to God, then we can’t say it hasn’t been successful. How many have left the church over it? I would say not too many–most people could care less and I would think that some people might not have even noticed that there were any changes. As always those most involved are the ones that care the most—but only about 8% are that involved.
Take the survey here and let U.S. Catholic know what you think.