Somehow I was under the impression that the new change started about a decade ago where JPII said that the conferences would have no bearing on a new translation and what we were getting was going to be direct from Rome because the ICEL screwed up the translation decades ago.
So is the below true, that ICEL created the new Missal, I was hoping that these changes were coming directly from Rome, instead of from what I heard people composed of ICEL whose purpose (to some) was to destroy the liturgy and cause declining mass attendance through a ****** translation of the mass.
Also, does this mean that implementation only comes from the USCCB, because I thought every diocese is under authority only from Rome?
Who is doing the work of translation?
The process of translation is a highly consultative work of several groups. The International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL) is chartered to prepare English translations of liturgical texts on behalf of the conferences of bishops of English–speaking countries. Currently 11 conferences of bishops are full members of the Commission: the United States, Australia, Canada, England and Wales, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Scotland, and South Africa.
The USCCB and the other member Conferences of Bishops receive draft translations of each text from ICEL (called “Green Books”) and have the opportunity to offer comments and suggestions to ICEL. A second draft (called the “Gray Book”) is proposed, which each Conference of Bishops approves (a Conference reserves the right to amend or modify a particular text) and submits to the Vatican for final approval.
At the level of the Vatican (the Holy See), the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments examines texts and offers authoritative approval (recognitio) of texts and grants permission for their use. Currently the Congregation is aided by the recommendations of Vox Clara, a special committee of bishops and consultants from English–speaking countries convened to assist with the English translation of the Missale Romanum.