Re: [liturgy-l] Re: NCR: Last-ditch effort to dump Mass translations
- Do you happen to have any bibliography on one or two of those studies?
I'd be interested to use them.
All the best,
On 2009-11-08, at 1:10 PM, Douglas Cowling wrote:
> On 11/8/09 10:08 AM, "James O'Regan" <oregan@...> wrote:
>> A caveat. One can make Shakespearean English sound as if it were
>> 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
>> 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.
> Doug Cowling
> Director of Music
> St. Philip's Church, Etobicoke
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>Very true. Unfortunately, that's not what they're going to get.
> 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.>>