The Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) allowed the Mass to be celebrated in the local language of the people (the vernacular language), as well as some other changes in the celebration of the Mass. An English translation of the New Roman Missal was quickly created using a meaning-for-meaning approach (instead of a more literal approach). Over time this approach was understood that a more literal translation was needed to capture the beauty and reverence of the original Latin text, and to make more clear the many Biblical quotes and allusions woven in the Mass.
After about 10 years of work, the latest version the Roman Missal - the Third Edition - has now bee approved for use.
You can read more on the US Bishop's website by clicking here.
Catholic Answers Live covered the New Missal in a radio broadcast. Follow the links to download the show for FREE and listen: Real File or MP3 File.
You can also read more at http://www.revisedromanmissal.org/.
If you are looking for a simple way to teach children the new Mass responses, try my FATHER SAYS game.
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