From a reader:
After the Gospel, one of our priests pronounces the acclamation by saying “The Gospel, the good news, of the Lord.” It has been quite distracting for me personally when he does this because it is not the norm. I have spoken to others and they have expressed the same sort of distraction. The insertion appears redundant. I am going through qualms about addressing this directly to the priest. Is it appropriate to add the insertion? Perhaps I am over reacting?
Perhaps he thinks you are not very smart? Does he think he has the authority to change the texts of Mass?
Sometimes clerics slip and do something odd. But if he is doing it week in and week out, then it is a choice.
After the Gospel the deacon or priest or bishop is to say, in English, “The Gospel of the Lord.” There is no indication in the rubrics that the cleric may say anything else.
Why is that hard?
That would, over time, be annoying.
Are you over-reacting? I have no idea.
I would like to assume that everything else that is done is according to the book, that it is this priest alone and in this moment only that the texts are fudged. If that is the case, then perhaps you can let it slide as you prepare to listen to Father’s no doubt edifying sermon.