On 21 October 2003 there will be a meeting at the Vatican with Presidents
of English speaking bishop's conferences and the Congregation for Divine
Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
Catholic News Service reports it is to "discuss and clarify questions
about the translation of liturgical texts".
Hopefully it will result in better mechanisms for the translation
of liturgical books. Major liturgical books published in Latin, but without
approved English translations are:
In Australia there is not yet an approved translation of the 1984
Book of Blessings, although there is one for the United States of America.
Cardinal Medina Estevez's approach was to write letters about the
problems of slow translations. Hopefully Cardinal Arinze's approach of a
meeting will be more successful.
Another change at the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline
of the Sacraments is that there is a new secretary. On 2 August 2003 Archbishop
Domenico Sorrentino replaced Archbishop Tamburrino.