Sometimes you just know when a milestone has been marked in a pontificate. Magnum Principium is one of those moments. Here's a quick roundup of what folks are saying:
- Pope Francis has rectified an 'injustice' by granting bishops’ conferences greater control over the translation of liturgical texts, says Bishop Emeritus Maurice Taylor of Galloway, Scotland, who formerly chaired the committee overseeing the translation of the liturgy into English.
- John Page, a member of the staff of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy from 1972 and executive secretary of the commission from 1980 to 2002, asks: After the Motu Proprio, Can Liturgiam Authenticam Stand?
- Here's a sampling of NCR coverage over the last 20 years. You might call it a short history of the 'liturgy wars'.
- In this editorial, NCR calls Magnum Principium a realignment with the Second Vatican Council's intent.
See all of NCR's reporting and opinion on Magnum Principium here.
Breaking news from Vatican City this morning: A member of the Vatican diplomatic corps serving in Washington has been recalled to the Vatican where he is involved in a criminal investigation involving child pornography, the Vatican said.
More Vatican news: Pope Francis meets freed Indian Salesian priest. Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was kidnapped March 4, 2016, in Aden, Yemen.
Doing what sisters do:
- Ocumare del Tuy, Venezuela — Keeping Venezuelan students fed, and in school, during country's crisis
- ICYMI: Dear Paul Ryan: an open letter from Susan Rose Francois of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace.
- West Palm Beach, Florida — Waiting, sheltering, fleeing: Sisters in Florida report Hurricane Irma experience
Keeping track of The Donald:
- Confusion over Trump's deal for Dreamers (video)
- Explosion in London underground: Trump again seizes on terror incident to call for travel ban
- Analysis: Banking on his base, Trump charts his own path forward
The latest missile test by North Korea, one of its farthest-reaching yet, has split world powers who united behind new UN sanctions just days ago.
Manila — Philippine lawmakers cripple human rights commission — cut budget to just US$20! Government attempts to block independent institutions from checking its abuses, especially in the context of the drug war.
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