letter to the editor

What didn’t Jesus do?

Posted:

To the Editor:

How will the new changes in wording of the English Mass promote the purpose of celebrating Mass in the vernacular, which was clearly promulgated by Vatican II?

How can a Mass be "in the vernacular" when the congregation must learn a whole new vocabulary? Doesn't "in the vernacular" mean using the language of the people?

Ineffably? Suffused? Gibbet? (And I was around before Vatican II.)

I just can't picture Jesus correcting an apostle's grammar.

Pauline Reynolds

Providence