Catholics and Translations

Bishop Donald Trautman of Erie is complaining (again) about translations of the liturgy. He’s a champion of the English translation of the mass that has been used in the US since 1970, which was based on the “dynamic equivalence” theory (and has been shown to have many problems). The Vatican has been pushing for a more literal translation–and he’s not at all happy with the result. The article is in NCR, a liberal Catholic publication, and the comments are mainly in support of him. But over at Commonweal, another liberal Catholic publication, Gregory Wolfe finds Trautman paternalistic.