Monsignor Andrew Wadsworth, for fourteen years Executive Director at the International Commission for English in the Liturgy, and a frequent speaker at CMAA’s Sacred Music Colloquium,  is stepping down from his prominent role at ICEL, while remaining a member of the Commission’s staff and taking on some new duties in the theology department at Georgetown.

During his time leading the offices of ICEL, Msgr. Wadsworth shepherded several important translation projects on the way to their completion: the current English version of the Roman Missal, based on the 2002 Missale Romanum (and its subsequent updates), new editions of several of the Rites (Marriage, Penance, etc.), and preparations for a new English edition of the Liturgy of the Hours.

Reporter Edward Pentin interviewed him for the National Catholic Register.

After a recent meeting of the Commission, Bishop Hugh Gilbert, OSB, the chairman of ICEL, expressed the Commission’s thanks (video, 8 min.)