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Local Catholics welcome the new Mass translations

Saturday, December 3, 2011


SIKESTON -- Catholics continue this weekend to adjust to Mass changes formally implemented last Sunday.

Joan Chinnadurai, a longtime member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston, said she thought the changes were a wonderful idea.

"I love it," Chinnadurai said. "It's gotten to a point where the text doesn't mean anything if you say it without really thinking about the words.

The Mass itself -- the central ritual of the Catholic belief -- hasn't changed, but the English translation has, in the largest shakeup to the everyday faith of believers since the upheavals that followed the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s.

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