Does he have any idea how offensive this sounds. I guess not since he keeps talking about this. By the way above is one of the "big words" he thinks Catholics will not be able to get in the new English Liturgy translations.
Bishop Donald W. Trautman of Erie, Pa., former chairman of the U.S. bishops' liturgy committee, sharply criticized what he called the "slavishly literal" translation into English of the new Roman Missal from the original Latin.
He said the "sacred language" used by translators "tends to be elitist and remote from everyday speech and frequently not understandable" and could lead to a "pastoral disaster."
The vast majority of God's people in the assembly are not familiar with words of the new missal like 'ineffable,' 'consubstantial,' 'incarnate,' 'inviolate,' 'oblation,' 'ignominy,' 'precursor,' 'suffused' and 'unvanquished.' The vocabulary is not readily understandable by the average Catholic," Trautman said.
The [Second Vatican Council's] Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy stipulated vernacular language, not sacred language," he added. "Did Jesus ever speak to the people of his day in words beyond their comprehension? Did Jesus ever use terms or expressions beyond his hearer's understanding?"
Pastoral Disaster? Let me say this to the good Bishop if Catholics in the pews don't have an idea what "Incarnate" , "Oblation" , and "unvanquished" mean among others we not only have a problem with the Catholic Church but with the Catholic and Public school system.Mary and Joe Catholic are pretty smart people. They read books and look up words they might not have heard and even add those to their vocabulary. I am sure if you explain what these words mean we can handle it. We are not all just bumbling idiots that's main focus is too keep track when Dancing with the Stars is coming on.