Our favourite guru, John Wilkins, the distinguished editor of the Tablet from 1982 to 2003, is retiring from our National ACTA Leadership Team. He is not leaving us - he will still be active in Westminster ACTA, but is stepping down from the LT to give more time to his many editing and writing commitments. He remains our good friend. His wisdom, professionalism and insight have been invaluable. We are deeply in his debt. Thank you, John.
Review of the Mass translation - a fitting swan-song
How to Edit an Event you have created
Once the minutes of the Leadership Team meeting (Jan 28th) have been circulated, I will write a report outlining the contents and the way ahead for ACTA. As there was a full day of discussion, this will take the secretary a little while to complete.
Dear Pope Francis,
I am writing to you as the chair of a new ‘movement from below’ in Britain. We exist to open up a space for trusting dialogue between clergy, laity and bishops on questions of mutual concern. We are encouraged to do this by your own example. We began in 2012 and in our first year more than 1,500 members joined.
The tightly controlled and highly centralized approach to the translation of liturgical texts that has reigned in the Roman Catholic Church over the past fifteen years is likely coming to an end. In a move that is widely expected to open the door to more pastoral guidelines and approaches, Pope Francis has inaugurated a review and re-evaluation of the 2001 document Liturgiam authenticam.