Gain an insider’s understanding of the Roman Missal’s new translation.
Since its 2011 Advent introduction, English-speaking Catholics began hearing, speaking and praying with new words.
If you are like most thoughtful Catholics, you have questions about how and why this new transitional came into being. This insightful course is for you.
The prayers of the Roman Liturgy are the accumulated wealth of 20 centuries of worship. This new translation was prepared by our Bishops and approved by the Vatican in the shared conviction that it is better to bring to Catholics in their own language the wealth what is already contained in these prayers than to try to re-write them anew.
But many of us have questions about what changed and what the changes mean for our worship and our Church.
Join Monsignor Michael Magee, Chair of the Systematic Theology Department of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Pennsylvania, to explore the new translation of the Roman Missal. Msgr. Magee observed the translation process throughout its various stages from within the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
Through these talks, Msgr. Magee gives you a guided tour of the sacred texts that will unite our voices in the offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for many years to come.
We recommend the video version of this course, which contains useful on-screen text comparisons and images. If you purchase the audio version, we recommend you utilize the accompanying study guide.
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With this order you will receive, free of charge, a detailed Electronic Study Guide. With your confirmation email, you will receive a link that will take you to this Electronic Study Guide, which includes outlines for each topic, review questions and suggested readings for further study. The link to access this Electronic Study Guide will also be included on the case of your CDs or DVDs. You are allowed to print up to 7 copies of your guide. Simply click on the link, or type it into your browser, to access the file.
About Your Presenter
Msgr. Michael Kevin Magee, S.S.L., S.T.D., S.T.L., is currently Chair of the Systematic Theology department as well as associate professor of Systematic Theology and Sacred Scripture at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Pennsylvania. Msgr. Magee earned his bachelor’s degree at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. In 1991, he was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia after earning his M.Div. and M.A. at the Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. He received a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. From 1998–2007, Msgr. Magee served as an Official at the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in Rome. Msgr. Magee has written many articles, including “From the Bible to the Lectionary of the Holy Mass: Norms and Principles” and “Preparation for the New English Translation of the Roman Missal.”
Commenting on Msgr. Magee’s course Understanding the New Translation of the Roman Missal, Bishop John Barres gave the following praise: “Msgr. Michael Magee gives an inspiring and lucid commentary... The instructions show a blend of intellectual depth, a strong capacity to communicate with a variety of audiences in a spirit of pastoral charity, and a heart filled with love for the Sacred Scriptures and the Liturgy.”
- What Kinds of Texts are These? How Did We Get Here?
- "And with your spirit" and the Introductory Rites
- Introductory, Part II, and the Liturgy of the Word
- The Liturgy of the Eucharist up to the Preface
- The Roman Canon, Part I
- The Roman Canon, Part II
- The Eucharistic Prayer after the Consecration
- Eucharistic Prayers II-IV
- The Communion Rite and the Conclusion of Mass