DENVER, Nov. 21, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- As parishes throughout the English speaking world begin using a new translation of the prayers of the Mass on Nov. 27, Catholic News Agency issued a comprehensive resource page to help members of the faith navigate the missal changes with ease.
"The Pope and many bishops are calling this new translation a perfect time for a new 'eucharistic catechesis.' It's a chance for all of us to reflect and pray about what the Mass means and happens in our celebration of the Eucharist," said David Scott, editor-in-chief of CNA.
"We have designed our page with just that in mind. It is perfect for parishes seeking resources for catechesis and it is ideal also for individuals looking to study the new translation and to deepen and enrich their Eucharistic spirituality."
CNA's welcoming the New Roman Missal page, www.catholicnewsagency.com/Missal, offers spiritual reflections on the new translation and the Eucharistic liturgy from Church leaders, including Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, Archbishop George L. Lucas of Omaha, Neb., and Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix, Ariz.
In addition, the page contains exclusive articles written by Scripture scholar, Ted Sri on the biblical roots of the Mass. Msgr. Richard Antall, a pastor and missionary priest, provides a series of reflections on each section of the Mass and the new translation. Louie Verrecchio, offers a lay person's perspective on the changes in his own 10-part series.
The site provides links to the official resources provided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as well as the Canadian bishops' conference.
The new page also contains links to news, information and instruction regarding the changes.
On May 31 of this year, CNA also launched its Editors Service which supplies a full range of news, features, commentary and photojournalism. All content is provided free-of-charge for publication in print or online, and editors are only required to pay small fees for photos provided by Getty Images, one of the world's top names in news photography.