70 or 70 x 7?
My time in Ireland this past July reminded me once again just what we American Catholics are missing out on - the use of the RSV Catholic lectionary (often the New Jerusalem is an option too in other parts of the world!). The clarity and cadence of the RSV translation spoken aloud makes it a far more fitting choice for liturgical purposes. Why does every other English-speaking Catholic in the world get to have all these options for their Mass readings? Oh wait, none of the other English-speaking bishops' conferences actually OWN a copyright on the Word of God that they make substantial revenue off of their people for the use of it
("Just count it as part of your tithe!" wink, wink).
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but methinks money-colored glasses might be skewing the vision of some of our leaders...