I have been reading the new CTS booklet: The Order of Mass in Latin and English - New English Translation.
Call me pedantic, but this made me laugh: He (the Deacon or Priest about to read the Gospel) makes the Sign of the Cross on the book, and together with the people, on his forehead, lips and breast.
I have visions of the whole congregation queueing (reverently of course) to make the Sign of the Cross on his forehead, lips and breast, together with him.
(I scarcely dare post this, as history shows that whatever absurd liturgical idea I imagine, reality trumps it...)
More seriously, the new translation is a massive improvement. But I still think a universal language (Latin, for example) would be even better.
Thoughts for Lent from Father Willie Doyle (d. 1917) - “The path of life is rough and stony. Sharp flints and hidden thorns are thickly strewn upon its surface, wounding our weary feet as we toil ever onwards a...
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