Roman Catholics: Praying It in English

When a Roman Catholic priest turns to address his congregation at Mass this fall, no longer will he mumble "Dominus vobiscum." Instead, he will pray it in English: "The Lord be with you." The historic language switch in the Mass, authorized by the Liturgical Constitution of last fall's session of the Vatican Council, is at last firmly set in the U.S. Enacted by the 245 Catholic bishops of the U.S., it has now been confirmed by the Holy See.

The revisions will put nearly half the Mass and all the sacraments, except holy orders, into English. In both low and...

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