The results of the Tablet survey on the new Missal are out. I find them difficult to interpret. On the one hand, 70 percent of clergy are unhappy with it. Among the laity, opinion is split down the middle. But on the specifics, the support is obvious. Two thirds support specifics like "go forth" and "with your spirit." As for the music: "The plainchant settings were the element respondents felt least strongly about: 48 per cent liked it, 25 per cent did not and 27 per cent were undecided."
Kathleen Pluth, S.T.D.(cand.) at the Angelicum in Rome, hymn writer, catechist, and schola director