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The New Roman Missal: The Rest of the Story
Friday, January 20, 2012
1 hour, 39 minutes
45.5 MB
Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB

Fr. Anthony OSB Ruff discusses why we got new translation guidelines, which are a complete reversal of the previous ones, and what the results are in the English text of the missal - both its strengths and its deep problems. He examines how the new missal reflects the exercise of authority in the Church, which is becoming less collegial and more centralized. Fr. Ruff reflects on the many ways a faithful Catholic might respond to this dilemma, ranging from collaboration to resistance.

Fr. Ruff is a monk of St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, MN. He teaches liturgy, liturgical music, and Gregorian chant at St. John's University School of Theology Seminary. He is widely published. He is the author of Sacred Music and Liturgical Reform: Treasures and Transformations, and of Responsorial Psalms for Weekday Mass: Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. He does priestly ministry at the local county jail and the neighboring community of Benedictine Sisters.

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