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The Revised New Jerusalem Bible

The Revised New Jerusalem Bible

The Revised New Jerusalem Bible (New Testament and Psalms Edited By Henry Wansbrough OSB (Darton, Longman & Todd, 768 pages) The Jerusalem Bible is an English translation of the Bible published in 1966. It is the text mostly used in Roman Catholic Masses. It was beautifully presented with wonderful notes and introductions. J. R. R.… Continue Reading

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Ecumenical Grail Psalter

The Ecumenical Grail Psalter Paperback by Conception Abbey The Grail Psalter was published in 1963 – the translation was an attempt to replicate some of the rhythms of Hebrew poetry (found in the Psalms) into the English translation. This was revised in 1983 to make the translation more inclusive horizontally (that is, with reference to… Continue Reading

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Roman Catholics to use ESV

Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn in Australia, writes that there was “no hope that the Lectionary or any part of it will appear at the same time as the Missal”. The Lectionary, in this context, refers to the book of scripture readings used at Mass. His announcement continues with the… Continue Reading

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Revised Grail Psalms 3

I will look at one psalm from the Revised Grail Psalter. I tire of the circular groove worn around whether Psalm 1 loses its messianic “intention” when “the man” is abandoned, so I will choose to look at Psalm 2. The Revised Grail has: 1 Why do the nations conspire, and the peoples plot in… Continue Reading

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Revised Grail Psalms 2

Since the Vatican’s approval (recognitio) of a significantly different text of the English Roman Catholic Missal than that which left the desks of the English-speaking Bishops’ Conferences, there has been substantial astonishment by many, including the bishops, at the poor quality of so much of the Vatican’s “Received Text” (the term used for the now-approved… Continue Reading

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Revised Grail Psalms 1

The full text of the Revised Grail Psalter can be found here. Its publication explains some of the astonishing “translations” in the new RC English Missal that are completely contrary to Liturgiam authenticam – I will deal with that in my next post with this title. The Revised Grail Psalter is a translation from the… Continue Reading

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lectionary delays missal?

lectionary delays missal?

This starts with a bit that some people will take for granted, and for others this may be new: when Roman Catholic clergy hear or use the word, “missal”, they think of the book with the regularly used, fixed parts of the Mass, and the varying prayers etc. for specific days. They do not think… Continue Reading

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