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Expert Sources: New Roman Missal

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PROFESSOR THOMAS GROOME, SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AND MINISTRY, BOSTON COLLEGE

Professor Groome is one of America’s foremost experts on the religious training and faith of American Catholics. Groome’s latest book, Will There Be Faith? was released this fall. He is also the primary author of numerous religious textbook series, most recently the Coming to Faith series.

 

“Priests are going to have to prepare more carefully in order to see ahead of time how the new translation will affect the Mass. They can’t just presume the sentences will flow, because some of them don’t.”

 

Direct contact: Office: 617-552-8449. Email: groomet@bc.edu .

 

 

 

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PROFESSOR JOHN BALDOVIN, S.J., SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AND MINISTRY, BOSTON COLLEGE

A Jesuit priest, Fr. Baldovin is a distinguished historian of the liturgy and a theologian. From 1994 to 2002, Fr. Baldovin worked on liturgical text translation with the International Commission on English in the Liturgy. He has been holding workshops on the new Roman Missal for priests and lay people at parishes and universities across the U.S. to assist with the implementation of the new translation.

 

“The new Missal is an attempt to create a more sacred vocabulary – a language of its own for the liturgy. The language will be much, much more complex and difficult. At the onset, priests will have to spend more time preparing, making adjustments to the language and the way it reads and sounds.”

 

Direct contact: Office: 617-552-6513. Email: frbaldov@bc.edu.

 

 

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