Chris McDonnell CT January 19 th 2018

I have always encouraged young people to ask questions, with one proviso, that there may not be an easy answer or in some cases, no answer at all... given those conditions, fire ahead!

But in whatever category their question felt, it was always recognised as an honest question that required acknowledgement.

The Mass Responses for the 1998 missal virtually remained the same, as they were drawn up with the English Language Liturgical Consultation (ELLC), and therefore ecumenical. it was this ecumenical aspect of the 1998 missal which was completely ignored by the imposed 2010 missal. it was if other Christian denominations didn't exist or weren't important.

The Creed
For us men and for our salvation becomes, for us all and our salvation.

Was incarnate of the Virgin Mary becomes,
Was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and was made man.

The Our Father
Ironically, the Words of the Lord's Prayer were changed in order to remove the suggestion that the Lord leads us into temptation as discussed by Pope Francis recently.

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial

and deliver us from evil.

Most Reverend Excellency,

With the Motu Proprio MAGNUM PRINCIPIUM, dated 3 September 2017, entering into force on 1 October, made known through the Press Office of the Holy See on 9 September and published in L’Osservatore Romano on 10 September in Latin and in Italian, the Holy Father modified canon 838 of the Code of Canon Law.

"Christmas reminds us that a faith that does not put itself in crisis is a faith in crisis," he said. "That a faith that does not grow is a faith that must grow; that a faith that does not question us is a faith that we must question; a faith that does not animate us is a faith that must be reanimated; a faith that does not upset us is a faith that must be upset."

May it bring greater transparency and inclusivity in the Vatican. Pope John XXlll opened the windows of the Vatican to the world and Pope Francis is now opening the Vatican to the scrutiny of the world through the media, including social media. The church is not a sect but a vehicle of proclaiming the Good News - God is With Us - Emmanuel. God Bless Pope Francis on his 81st Birthday. This is his gift to us!