Archbishop Bernard Longley: New booklet on the Mass will help us pray

Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham has recommended a CTS booklet, Understanding the Roman Missal – the New Translation, as an aid to understanding the new translation of the Mass, emphasizing how it will help to foster more meaningful prayer.

The head of the archdiocese of Birmingham spoke of the importance of liturgical prayer and the need to study and understand the scriptural references that are being rediscovered. Speaking to journalist Peter Jennings on the feast of SS. Peter and Paul, Archbishop Longley said:

“I am very happy to commend Abbot Cuthbert Johnson’s CTS booklet on the new translation of the Mass. His direct style and useful insights will help us pray these new texts with deeper understanding. This little study helps equip us to see the beautiful scriptural images on which our liturgical prayers are based.”

Over the past days, we have been posting an interview with the author, in which he has explained his own role in this liturgical renewal and has spoken of his work with the CTS.

For Archbishop Longley, the booklet is an excellent help towards seeing where the changes come from.

“It will be a welcome tool in our parishes as we prepare to introduce the new translation this autumn.”

Understanding the Roman Missal – the New Translation is available from CTS priced £1.95

Introduction of the new Roman Missal – Questions and Answers is available in packs of 25 priced £5.95


Of related interest:

RMO4 Introductory Missal – An extract of the full Altar Missal, for daily use during the introductory period from September to the first Sunday of Advent 2011.
LTO1 Companion to the Order of Mass – The new English language translation of the Missal uncovers many links between Scripture and the Liturgy that have hitherto been obscured. Mgr Harbert explores the meaning and import of the words of the Mass, reading them in their original context in the Bible.
LF60 New translation of the Roman Missal – Understanding the changes -This easy-to-read leaflet considers the biblical and liturgical character of the new translation and the benefits it brings.

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