This morning’s print edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer runs a compilation of letters from local Catholics who take exception to the negative way in which the implementation of the new translation has been portrayed by the media. (See related post here.) Since the compilation doesn’t appear to be online, what appears below is a scanned copy. On a certain level, you can understand the media reaction, given the “Let’s prepare them to be confused and resentful” vibe that emanated from early archdiocesan translation efforts. That said, it’s encouraging to see members of the laity bear witness this way.

You’ll note a monsignor from New Jersey in the accompanying picture. I was told that our previous bishop looked down his nose at this largely honorific title and didn’t confer it. That could change under the new administration.

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