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Why I'm no longer Catholic, Reason 317

British priests stop saying "Good morning" at Mass because it's too informal. A spokesman for the Diocese of Leeds:

"It is a debate that has been going on in the Church for a long time – are we doing a cabaret or are we actually celebrating the Eucharist?

"The fear is that if some guidance is not given and general decisions are not put down, the interpretation of the liturgy leads to unsuitable things, like strobe lights and girls in hotpants. The aim of the new translation[1] is to bring more dignity to the service."


Jorge of Burgos would thoroughly approve.

[1] The "new translation," ordered by the Vatican, would more correctly be called a transliteration — it has to match the Latin word for word, and how well the English flows as a result be damned.

EDIT: Because I've forgotten what "transliteration" actually means. Thanks, leiacat...
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