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Second thought—about the new translation of the mass. The monastery where I usually go to mass began using the new missal today (Nov 17th). It wasn’t bad. For the most part—not entirely, but for the most part, I liked it even better than the Sacramentary. Now it may be that the particular priest who celebrated the mass is a very prayerful presider and was well prepared but I did like it. We will see over time. There are some theological problems—from a historical point of view—and we will talk about them in entries after the missal is officially introduced in a week and a half but there are some nice touches to the new wording.