Two articles in the New York Times today will be of interest to Catholics. The first, on the front page, by Laurie Goodstein, focuses on the new Mass translations, and provides a concise summary of the events leading up to Rome's approval of the changes. Her article includes commentary from two priests who will be familiar to America readers: The Rev. Michael Ryan, pastor of St. James Cathedral in Seattle, who first wrote about his "What If We Said Wait?" initiative (and petition) in America; and Anthony Ruff, OSB, professor of liturgy at St. John's in Collegeville, who published his open letter on the Mass changes, addressed to the U.S. bishops, on our site. The other article, by Paul Vitello, is a close look at the USCCB's recent critique of Quest for the Living God, Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ., with some strong words from both sides of the issue.
The Times: The Mass and Elizabeth Johnson