CONCERNS OVER POPE FRANCIS’ DECREE ON LITURGICAL TRANSLATIONS
by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th. • ChurchMilitant.com • September 11, 2017
Liberals embrace shift away from Rome to local bishops’ conferences
ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) – While the Pope’s decree on liturgical translations is causing concern amongst faithful Catholics, liberals are embracing the continued decentralization of Rome’s authority by Pope Francis.
The Holy See released the papal motu proprio titled Magnum Principium on Saturday in which Pope Francis changed the Catholic Code of Canon Law to grant local bishops more responsibility in the process of developing their own liturgical translations and making “adaptations.” America’s liberal archbishop of Chicago, Cdl. Blase Cupich, immediately praised the document. “This is a very welcome and much-needed action by the Holy Father,” said Cupich.