Large Turnout for First Meeting of Irish Priests

More than 300 priests—six times the expected number—attended the first meeting of the Association of Catholic Priests in Port Laoise, Ireland, on Sept. 15. The Rev. Brendan Hoban, an association founder, said the group does not claim to represent all Irish priests. “The association hopes to speak to the members of the Vatican’s apostolic visitation to Ireland to voice our opposition to the new English-language translation of the Mass,” Father Hoban said. “We believe the new translation...is over-complicated and over-Latinized.... It’s another example of the church trying to fix things that don’t need to be fixed and not fixing the things that need fixing.” The group’s goal is to work for “full implementation of the vision and teaching of the Second Vatican Council.”

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