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In the lasting inner turmoil of his years in the mission country, in the loathing and revulsion of spirit, in the mental torment of life with the Indians, St. Noël Chabanel underwent a supremely protracted and excruciating martyrdom. Every day was an agony for his sensibilities. He was the youngest and the last of the eight Jesuit martyrs of North America to die (on 8 December 1649).
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"As the subject of the language of worship was discussed in the Council hall over the course of several days, I followed the process with great attention, as well as later the various wordings of the Liturgy Constitution until the final vote. I still remember very well how after several radical proposals a Sicilian bishop rose and implored the fathers to allow caution and reason to reign on this point, because otherwise there would be the danger that the entire Mass might be held in the language of the people — whereupon the entire hall burst into uproarious laughter."
— Alfons Cardinal Stickler (1997)

Errors in the Lectionary
published 2 March 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

VER THE YEARS, Watershed has discovered many errors in the USA Lectionary, with special thanks to Fr. Felix Just. In the past, we noted each error directly on our website, but this has become cumbersome. From now on, we will list such items below. Please use the combox to make us aware of any errors you discover: thanks!

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Some versions have: “Stay awake and be ready! For you do not know on what day your Lord will come.” — This variation is allowed by the USCCB.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Some versions have: “God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, and entrusting to us the message of salvation.” — This variation is allowed by the USCCB.