Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Scripture in the liturgy

A liturgist recently mentioned that there is a version of the new text of the missal on the USCCB web page that includes Scriptural references. This is going to be helpful for the book that I am writing on the biblical background of the Mass, although there is much more to that background than these references reveal.

I am extremely pleased with this new translation. It helps us remember that we approach the Divine Mystery with utmost humility not only because of our sinfulness, but because we are creatures who owe everything to God. I hope priests don't dig in their heals and refuse to use it.