Have a question. During CCD in my youth, I was taught to say traditional Catholic prayers a certain way. I was away from the church for some time due to a protestant marriage and returned to the church over 7 years ago.
It may have been present the entire time I have been back, but I am just noticing it now and although I’m sure small and inconsequential to most, it bugs me a little. I’m talking about the minor alterations in some prayers, such as the ‘amongst’ in Hail Mary, now said as ‘among’ by many. There are other changes as well, this being one example. To me the new way just sounds too generic or more like a protestant version. (Not knocking Protestantism, it’s a Catholic prayer that’s all)
Was this to make it more ‘user friendly’ for modern converts? Was this a conscious/announced change at some point that I missed?
I have to admit, I like the old versions better, they have a certain beauty that just seems to sound better to me. But I find myself in the minority in continuing to say them the former way (when reciting out loud in a group).