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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Bishops blocking OA again

Damian Thompson, ICEL pulls the plug on free Mass settings, Telegraph, December 5, 2008.  (Thanks to Gino D'Oca.)  Excerpt:

...ICEL - the official International Commission on English in the Liturgy - has forced an independent Catholic website to disable links that provided free musical settings of the new translation of the Mass. And this despite the fact that the translation, produced by ICEL at the Vatican's insistence, has already been approved by Rome....

PS:  Also see some similar recent incidents, such as Catholic Bishops blocking OA to English translations of public-domain Latin texts or requiring the use of a particular TA edition in mass.