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We do liturgy well.

IT WAS VERY REFRESHING TO READ THE OCTOBER INTERVIEW with Bishop Donald Trautman ("Mass in the balance") concerning liturgy in the United States. He is faithful to the liturgical norms, but, very importantly, he recognizes the pastoral dimension of the liturgy.

I'm 65 years old and have been a priest for 39 years, but I have begun to lose hope that the U.S. will ever see a new Roman Missal or lectionary before I die. However, my hopes were somewhat raised when I read that Trautman is not afraid to express his disappointment with Rome or to challenge Rome.

The Holy See has a very severe issue with control. Rome does not fully comprehend the church in the United States or that we are a very active church that for the most part celebrates liturgy very well.

Finally, I don't believe that Rome understands that the English language is not the same the world over. Thank you, Bishop Trautman, and keep up the good work for us.

Father Daniel L. Warden

Rosenberg, Texas
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Title Annotation:you may be right
Author:Warden, Daniel L.
Publication:U.S. Catholic
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Nov 1, 2005
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