Dutch Catholics are raising alarm bells after the bishops of the Netherlands and Belgium changed the words to the Our Father in a way that they believe amounts to an “ideological reinterpretation of the text.” Dutch Catholics who still attend weekly Mass heard a newly-worded Our Father last Sunday that no longer asked God the Father, as Jesus taught, “to lead us not into temptation” but, instead, “not into trial.” Vox Populi, an orthodox Catholic lay group, is organizing a petition advocating the traditional translation. “Why would this ‘reform’ be necessary now? There is not a single pastoral need to come up with a ‘new common Dutch-Flemish translation’ of the ‘Our Father.’” …Dutch pro-life leader Hugo Bos said the switch is “a bad thing,” but is “consistent with a tendency of the bishops to ignore sin and the temptation to sin.”
A rewritten ‘Our Father’?
Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 12/01/16
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