December 24, 2012

A wide majority of U.S. Massgoers are satisfied with the new English translation of the Roman Missal introduced a year ago at Advent, a survey showed.

Seventy per cent of Catholics responding agreed that the translation is a “good thing,” according to the survey conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University.

That still left three in 10 Catholics saying they disagreed with such an assessment.

Worshippers who like the translations said the new wording inspired them to be more faithful in daily life, helped them feel closer to God and make it easier to participate in Mass.