"I am getting some good feedback on the new translation." Here are a few updates:
"After the congregation stumbled through the Mass last night , myself included, with a few... Then the “and also with your spirit” responses - it became obvious that I wasn't wearing the right shoes - which explained why I stumbled y'know ." Commented Katrina Fernandez. "And no - I had not been drinking - yet." She insisted defiantly. What?THIS JUST IN!
"I have to say, I almost miss the puppets!" Complained Larry D. who recently withdrew his support for altar girls - despite the fact that as a kid, he only agreed to become a server just to meet chicks - that was after girls were allowed to serve Mass.
"Yeah, well, they closed my parish, so I can't go to Mass anymore." Lamented Cathy of Alexandria. "Huh?" BTW - Cath is having a party at her house next weekend and I guess she'll have some sort of 'celebration' for the new Missal at that time. Sort of a carry-over from her St. Joan days - "Oh yeah, we're the body of Christ so we can celebrate anywheres." I have to hope that is not an accurate quote.
"Why'd they screw it up in the first place? Now I have to pay for new Missals - again. Someone is making money!" Bellowed one parish administrator.
"I can see the altar from my house." - Mrs. Stihldrunque raved.
"Who even talks like that anymore?" Complained one of the older ushers - and his listener replied - "Exactly as it should be - we must elevate our hearts and our thoughts and our words when we speak to God."
"I couldn't understand a thing - it's all in Latin at my church - we don't need an English translation." Quipped one woman in a blue denim jumper.
"Well it was amusing," twittered Doris Upson. "You know, seeing how those people were so confused, obliged to use proper English and all - they're all so accustomed to slang and tweets now days!"
"I very much appreciate the new translation," thus sayeth Terry Nelson of Abbey Roads, adding, "what took so long?"
What conspiracy theorists are claiming:
"What we're dealing with here is a power play on the part of certain people in Rome who wanted to make changes in order, I think, to bring under greater control people in the English-speaking world." - The Rev. Michael Ryan, Rector of St. James Cathedral, Seattle.That is such a dumb thing to say.