But first, a digression to whet your appetite.
Remember that whole business of a petition by those who are determined to resist the new translation of the Roman Missal?
A reader here sent me an interesting observation:
‘Anonymous’ Asks Bishops to Wait and See
Friends, I scrolled down the list (well, the beginning of the list) of names of the signers of this petition [link]. I was frankly surprised to see the number of ‘signers’ listed there such as the following: "Anonymous — Religious — NY", "Anonymous — Lay Person — Washington". C’mon, get off it. Is this list really supposed to impress anyone, let alone a bishop? Anonymous Religious? Anonymous Lay Minister? Are they really afraid of some kind of unwelcome retribution from a Superior for saying something as radical as that they have reservations about the new translations and want an experiment? Is that so dangerous a sentiment? What are they afraid of, hate mail? (If so, they’d better not ever look into my in-box!) Or do they just lack the courage of their convictions? Or do they really exist at all? Is someone, maybe, just adding ‘Anonymous’ signers in an ACORN-like fraud to make it seem like there’s an issue here? ….. I’m just asking….
"But Father! But Father!", you are no doubt saying by now. "What are you about? What’s this got to do with your ALERT and that request to other bloggers?"
In reference to that dissident petition, a priest has started another petition in support of the new translation. Had the priest in question alerted me to this earlier, I would have linked to it earlier. But… here it is.
I hope you will give that petition some honest support.
There are not yet many signers. I hope you will get on board.
UPDATE 19 Dec 1649 GMT:
I see there are now over 1150+ signatures. This is over 100% increase since I posted this. Thanks!
Also, I am glad to see that most of you are not signing as anonymous. Signing a real name of some kind will help distinguish this petition from that other one.
Speaking of that other petition, an alert WDTPRS reader sent me the following note:
These two ‘women priests’ want a trial period before they are required to introduce the new translation to their congregations?
Judith Heffernan, M.Div
Rev. Suzanne Avison Thiel
RCWP Portland, Oregon
The above are two signatories to the "Why don’t we just wait?" petition… hilarious.