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Cardinal urges change in tradition ahead of celibacy discussion

WASHINGTON (CNS): “I believe the hour has come to deeply commit ourselves to open the way of the Church to renewal and reform,” Reinhard Cardinal Marx of Munich and Freising, Germany, said in his homily at New Year’s Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady.
 
Cardinal Marx said the Church must, “in light of the failure” surrounding the clergy sex abuse crisis, modify tradition in response to changing modern times.
 

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Lord’s Prayer: Germans keep translation but Italians update

ROME (CNS): After special study, the German Bishops’ Conference decided on January 25 to stick with the traditional wording in the Lord’s Prayer (Our Father) while the Italian Bishops’ Conference chose amend the words of the prayer in their translation of the Roman Missal.
 
This follows the decision of the French bishops last December they would change the line, “Lead us not into temptation,” to the equivalent of “do not let us enter into temptation.”
 

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