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July-August 2008
Vol. XIV, No. 5

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News & Views — Distant Early Warning: Translation Hazards | Example for Bishops and All Believers | Bishops are Liturgists

Prayer for the Year of Saint Paul – Diocese of Harrisburg

The Language of the Liturgy: The Value of the New Translations — A conscious effort is being made to suit the human word of the divine action — by Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Bishops Reopen Consultation Process After Translation For Proper of Seasons Fails to Meet Two-Thirds Majority — USCCB News Release – July 7, 2008

USCCB June 2008 Meeting: Bishops Debate and Vote on Missal Texts — Second of Twelve Segments Presented at June Meeting: Vote Inconclusive

ICEL’s Response to Bishop Galeone’s Criticism

Readers’ Forum — Octave of Pentecost | Liturgy Problems in Australia | Showtime | Latin vs. Roman | "Teach, Bishop, Teach!" | Music at Papal Mass

Latin Days are Here Again? — Pope Benedict wants to revive the Latin Mass in Roman Catholic Worship. But what exactly does that mean? — by George Weigel


The Feast of the Assumption is an invitation to trust in God and also to imitate Mary in what she herself said: “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; I put myself at the Lord’s disposal”.

This is the lesson: one should travel on one’s own road; one should give life and not take it. And precisely in this way each one is on the journey of love which is the loss of self, but this losing of oneself is in fact the only way to truly find oneself, to find true life.

Let us look to Mary, taken up into Heaven. Let us be encouraged to celebrate the joyful feast with faith: God wins. Faith, which seems weak, is the true force of the world. Love is stronger than hate.

And let us say with Elizabeth: Blessed are you among women. Let us pray to you with all the Church: Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

— Pope Benedict XVI
from Homily on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – August 15, 2007

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Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli

Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli

Bishop Arthur Serratelli has served as bishop of the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey, since 2004. In November he concluded his term as Chairman of the US Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship. In October 2016 he was appointed by Pope Francis as a member of the Holy See’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. At present, he is the Chairman of the International Committee on English in the Liturgy (ICEL). He is a member of the Vatican’s Vox Clara Commission.