1102 K Mon 29 Apr 2002
There is more information on the Vox Clara committee from thetablet.co.uk and cathtelecom.com.
The comittee consists of:
Their role seems to be to assist the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments with the approval of English translations. Its an important role, and the need for it is illustrated by the following.
Communion can be given by intinction, the priest dipping the consecrated host into the Precious Blood in the chalice. Should the priest hold the chalice, or not?
That the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments have decreed these "All things to the contrary notwithstanding" highlights its need for assistance with liturgical translations and other areas.
I was a seminarian in Melbourne for 18 months while George Pell was Archbishop of Melbourne. I believe he will make an excellent contribution as Vox Clara chairman. It is an important task in difficult circumstances.
Copyright J.R. Lilburne, 29 April 2002. Last updated 2 May 2002.
thetablet.co.uk story of 27 April 2002 was on Vox Clara.