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WOF Radio > Sermons > Sermon Archive for 2011 > Sermon 567 : Language Fit for a King : Christ the King
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Tyler
I appreciated the number of examples that you provided.
11/16/2011 12:10:27 PM
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Mary Ann Jepsen
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Fr. Barron! You have both instructed and enlightened your listeners on many levels as to the beauty, value, and verity of the new translation of the Sacred Liturgy. Because there is too often a "side-taking" on this issue, I appreciate especially how you focused on the beauty, truth, and grandeur of the original language that leads us to a more pure appreciation of the Mass and, ultimately, a more perfect Communion with our Lord.
11/17/2011 10:24:08 AM
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ken gregory
IT SQUASHES OUR EAGLE PRIDE,
AND HUMBLES US RICHLEY
11/17/2011 1:18:20 PM
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dom leonard ranasinghe osb
Thank you for the Catechesis on the new texts in the Holy Mass. This is v. important for the faithful to accept the changes in the right understanding. God Bless you.
11/19/2011 7:00:03 AM
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Veronica
Father, i feel like we are running for something.. that we are about to loose something so important, if we are not going to do proper things in the right way at the right time
11/19/2011 9:44:43 AM
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Devon Roehrich
Notice how well Fr. Barron communicates the essential meaning and relevance of Catholicism. He always speaks in an understandable and relevant manner while maintaining a reverent respect for all of this subject matter. I've been listening for 3 years now, and it never ceases to amaze me how well he gets the point accross. We need to let more of our friends know about this site - 15 minutes homilies have never been so important in today's world!
11/19/2011 10:05:03 AM
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Mark
Father, thank you very much. I come here each week to listen to your fine homilies.

I am also enjoying Catholicism.

Regarding the translations: "It's almost comical how different they are."

Not comic but tragic.
11/19/2011 10:19:50 AM
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Christine
Thank you for tying this new gift of the Church to us with a fine bow! I wish we could put your clear explanations and examples on speaker phones in all Catholic homes and churches! Perhaps a by-product of the richness of this language change will carry over into our music and dress at the Holy sacrifice of the Mass. Down here in Florida, some churches celebrate with heavy metal music and young adults in short shorts, tank tops and flip flops with more focus on the 'me' instead of the 'HE'.
11/19/2011 10:33:02 AM
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Katherine Brasco
Great Work and you are still my hero but this gospels call to serve the poorest of the poor should always be spoken until we get it !
11/20/2011 6:34:20 AM
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patrick
father thank you for sharying your gift,i pray that the devil snars never trap you. thank you
11/20/2011 3:32:50 PM
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AK Fleming
+Peace! I also found Maronite LOH more educational in teaching the faith than Roman LOH. I hope those prayers may be eventually be enhanced for the greater glory of God.
11/20/2011 6:36:17 PM
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johnp
sorry but the good shepard is better...tell the bishops to try again and stop reading so much and get to the business of attending to the flock
11/23/2011 6:39:22 AM
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Mary Anne Venditti
The new translations seem to touch me deeply. However, many are up in arms about the "for all" being changed to "many". I have tried to explain my understanding of the free will - not all will be saved because not all will follow the path. It seems like there is a revolt on this part of the new translation-a lot of vicious language against it. Please explain more in detail. Thank you
11/24/2011 10:06:49 PM
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Denis Lynch
Thank you Fr. Barron for shining positive light on some of the new prayers read by the priest. (As for the people's parts: the change to "And with you spirit" is long overdue; the rest are mostly innocuous.)

My wife and I listened to your examples and descriptions together, and the impression we took away was quite the opposite of what you were saying: these new prayers are wordy and complex, and will be understood by no one. These new words seem to be taking us back to a magical (even superstitious) view of the role of the presider -- as though the presider reciting the proper incantation causes the "miracle" to happen.

The old translation is certainly not perfect -- or even good. But at least that translation was done with the understanding that these prayers are primarily used as oral proclamations, not as study texts. The new translation's slavish adherence to Latin structure and words possibly provides a better basis for further translation, but it is not fit for its primary purpose!

What we experienced this Sunday was what I expect to be the new normal: Our presider is a learned man with a sophisticated and subtle approach to the liturgy. But there was no possibility of understanding those convoluted Latinate sentences read with his fairly thick Vietnamese accent. Since we couldn't make sense of the prayers you read, even after a couple of repetitions, I don't think that even Laurence Olivier would be able to make them intelligible.

How does the priest reading incomprehensible prayers over the assembly contribute to "Full, Conscious, Active Participation"?
11/28/2011 11:24:44 AM
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