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Re: [liturgy-l] Re: NCR: Last-ditch effort to dump Mass translations

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  • James O'Regan
    Do you happen to have any bibliography on one or two of those studies? I d be interested to use them. All the best, James O Regan oregan@jamesoregan.com
    Message 1 of 68 , Nov 8, 2009
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      Do you happen to have any bibliography on one or two of those studies?
      I'd be interested to use them.

      All the best,

      James O'Regan
      oregan@...




      On 2009-11-08, at 1:10 PM, Douglas Cowling wrote:

      > On 11/8/09 10:08 AM, "James O'Regan" <oregan@...> wrote:
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      >> A caveat. One can make Shakespearean English sound as if it were
      >> clear
      >> so that an audience will think that they know what is going on, yet
      >> because of semantic ignorance will never have the rich depth of
      >> understanding that comes with living in an Elizabethan world or
      >> having
      >> studied its language.
      >
      > Studies have shown that even among those who know the plays the
      > comprehension level during an actual performance is about 60%: the
      > same as a
      > modern Russian hearing the Orthodox liturgy.
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      > Doug Cowling
      > Director of Music
      > St. Philip's Church, Etobicoke
      > Toronto
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    • Chris McConnell
      ... Very true. Unfortunately, that s not what they re going to get. Chris
      Message 68 of 68 , Nov 21, 2009
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        --- In liturgy-l@yahoogroups.com, cfortunato58@... wrote:
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        > Honestly, I speak to a lot of young Catholics, and by and large, they seem very turned off by the banality, and are absolutely starving for something transcendent, grand and glorious.>>

        Very true. Unfortunately, that's not what they're going to get.

        Chris
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