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Accuracy needed

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 Contents - Nov 2006AD2000 November 2006 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: EWTN and the secular media: fighting fire with fire
Education: The Spirit of Generation Y: the challenge for Catholic schools - Cardinal George Pell
Living the Faith: What distinguishes a practising Catholic? - Bishop Luc Matthys
News: The Church Around the World
England: British Catholicism's dark night of the soul
Books: Is the Catholic Church in Australia 'lost'? - Michael Gilchrist
Brisbane Archdiocese: inclusive language in the liturgy continues - Michael Apthorp
Liturgy: US bishop sets out clear guidelines on celebrations of the Mass - AD2000 REPORT
Television: EWTN: now affordable and accessible in Australia - Moira Kirkwood
Letters: Missal translation - Pat Hurley
Letters: Translation hang-up - Fran Swindale
Letters: Accuracy needed - Carol V. Phillips
Letters: Faith and reason - Peter D. Howard
Letters: Narrow - Norm Yodgee
Letters: Infallible teaching - Don Ford
Letters: Education needed - Judy O'Reilly
Letters: Early baptism - John Schmid
Letters: Declining practice - Gerard J. Keane
Letters: Chavagnes College scholarship applications - Ferdi McDermott
Letters: Conversion by violence - Gregory F.J. O'Regan
Letters: Generation 'Y' - Kevin Cains
Letters: Common sense and married clergy - Errol Duke
Letters: Poem's author - Valerie J.Staunton
Letters: Anonymity - Michael Apthorp
Letters: EWTN by broadband - Bren Scheiner
Poetry: Sometimes Gladness: Collected Poems 1954 to 2005, by Bruce Dawe - Michael Gilchrist (reviewer)
Books: St John Bosco, St Dominic and the Rosary, St Thérèe of Lisieux - Siobhan B. Reeves (reviewer)
DVD: A Family Retreat, by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen - Daniel Tobin (reviewer)
Events: The teachings of the Catholic Church: an exploration
Events: Second Annual Victorian Catholic Students Association Conference 25-26 Nov 2006
Books: Order books from www.freedompublishing.com.au
Reflection: Catholic schools must proclaim the total love of Christ - Fr Sebastian Camilleri OFM

I most heartily agree with Philip Holberton, who questions the new draft English translation of the Order of the Mass in relation to ‘propter nos homines’. Deleting the word ‘men’ is both inaccurate and a pandering to the feminist mindset.

Additionally, I strongly object to the refusal to return to the accurate rendition of the Gloria. The Latin text reads ‘Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis’, which, in earlier Missals was translated accurately as, ‘and on earth peace to men of goodwill."

In the present Missal it is translated as, ‘and peace to His people on earth’, which means something quite different. Here is another feminist rendering, which also alters the meaning of the Angel's greeting to the shepherds at the Birth of the Saviour.

The Angel ‘wishes’ peace to men of goodwill. Even if all men of goodwill can be said to be automatically, or fundamentally, God's people, the Liturgy translators had no right to do such violence to the original Latin. ‘His people on earth’ gives the impression that all men are included in the Angel's greeting, rather than only those of goodwill.

I believe that this distortion ought also to be corrected in the new translation.

CAROL V. PHILLIPS (MRS)
Burswood, WA

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 19 No 10 (November 2006), p. 13

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