Last night I attended a talk by Santa Rosa Ca Diocese Bishop Vasa. He explained aspects of the new translation with powerpoint presentation help. This was for lay people and quite well attended by mainly older people, but some young families too. The bishop, during his remarks, said at one point that “we priests must read the black and do the red.” Thought you’d like to know that.
He made it clear that he thinks the new translation will help priests (and himself) to have to concentrate again and review texts before Mass so they will not stumble during Mass. He showed examples of changes that he thinks will prod priests to just read what’s is written and do what is stated.
He is no fan of priests doing things their own way. As the new bishop here he has been visiting a lot of the parishes and said he found it “interesting” when priests or others told him, “We do it this way here, Bishop.” We got the feeling he told them in a pastoral way, “not anymore.”
I think he will be very good for this diocese!
WDTPRS kudos to Bp. Vasa!
Does your priest need a reminder to “Say The Black and Do The Red“?
And the implicit instruction in your gift could be softened if it came with some Mystic Monk Coffee together with the mug. There are lots of priests out there who need to wake up and smell the Mystic Monk Coffee!