The U.S. Bishops have approved a new translation of the Missal, which could be in use by 2011. To see basically what what the texts look like, click here (pdf). The new translation is more faithful to the Latin, and corrects some rather free translations that many of us have wanted changed.
Now that the new translation is coming, I have one piece of advice for the bishops and parish pastors: educate us about it. Seriously bishops, please prepare your flocks for this new translation. Let us know *why* we have the new translations. Let us have plenty of time to look over the translations. Yes, *I* know why we need the new translations. And I am sure most of you do as well. However, your average Catholic may see this as yet another pointless change (and people don’t like change). We know, and the bishops know, that this is an important change, and I think we need to make sure all Catholics at least understand the significance of this change.
I, for one, welcome this change, and hope that it is implemented properly so that it can enrich the American Church as soon as possible!