The new translation contains an alarming new threat.
By clinging to the inaccurate rendering of "consubstantialem Patri" in the Creed as "one in being with the Father", liberals obfuscate the dogma of the Church that Jesus is God, that He is "consubstantial" with the Father.
Ashtrays are "one in being" with the Father, or they wouldn’t exist.
Jesus isn’t just human. Jesus is God.
The Son was ever God. There was never a time when He was not. Jesus, the Incarnate Son, was God from the instant of His conception.
"Consubstantial" will impress on people the fact that Jesus is God.
Let’s consider the claim of the liturgical left that people started finally to understand Mass when it was in the vernacular, and then their crystal-ball-gazing claim that "Joe and Mary Catholic" won’t be able to understand "consubstantial".
We must ask, with a little shudder, "What do they understand now?" If you ask them what they understand about who Jesus is, what answer will they give?
Can liberals offer a prediction?
It is worth thinking about this.
Do people really believe that Jesus is God?
The shift from the vague "one in being" language to the more accurate "consubstantial" will serve as an opportunity to verify the faith of those in the pews (not to mention at the altar).