The chairman of the National Council of Priests of Australia, Father Ian McGinnity, said hundreds of its 1600 members were "pretty steamed up" at the Vatican's lack of consultation but most had not yet decided how to respond.
At least a dozen had indicated they would not use the new English translation, he
said. 'We're also very concerned that the language, the idiom, might perhaps estrange more Catholics from participation in the Eucharist,' he
Asked what sanctions a local bishop could apply to defiant priests, Father McGinnity
said: "I really don't know.