dimanche 10 septembre 2017
POPE FRANCIS AND THE MODERN MASS
THE POPE AND THE NEW VATICAN LAW -
By Bernard Bujold-
Pope Francis has used his absolute authority in the Vatican to decentralize once more the power from Rome since his election and he is going now against some of his Cardinals by making a widespread change to the ways, and words, in which Roman Catholics worship in the church by amending Vatican law to give bishop around the world a greater authority in translating liturgical language for the mass.
Some conservative opponents to the Pope favored the return to Latin Mass, or at least more faithful translations to it in the local language, and they wanted the church hierarchy in Rome to ensure global universality and unity by making all of those translations uniform. The amendment is a significant development in a liturgical schism that has split Catholics across the world which is evident at the highest echelons of the church.
The new law announced this Saturday September 9, 2017 will go into effect on October 1.
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