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Novus Ordo's ecumenical Holy Name of Mary "Mass" lacks Ecclus. 24:24-31 reading!

Started by Geremia, September 12, 2019, 08:19:15 AM

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The Novus Ordo's "Mass" for today's feast of the Holy Name of Mary (nor the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary) doesn't even use Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) 24:24-31 for its "Epistle" reading!

This is not surprising because that chapter was "ecumeninicized" in post-Vatican II "Catholic bible" translations:

The NRSV-CE (1989) comes from the RSV-CE (1966), which is a 1946 Protestant translation with all canonical books included (pp. xviii & 9 of Which Bible Should You Read?). Which Bible Should You Read? pp. 28-30 gives another example of a glaring omission of verses in nominally Catholic bibles: Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) 24:24-31. The Douay version reads:
Quote... [24] I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. Ego mater pulchrae dilectionis, et timoris, et agnitionis, et sanctae spei. ... [25] In me is all grace of the way and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue. In me gratia omnis viae et veritatis : in me omnis spes vitae et virtutis. ... [26] Come over to me, all ye that desire me, and be filled with my fruits.  Transite ad me, omnes qui concupiscitis me, et a generationibus meis implemini : ... [27] For my spirit is sweet above honey, and my inheritance above honey and the honeycomb.  spiritus enim meus super mel dulcis, et haereditas mea super mel et favum. ... [28] My memory is unto everlasting generations.  Memoria mea in generatione saeculorum. ... [29] They that eat me, shall yet hunger: and they that drink me, shall yet thirst.  Qui edunt me, adhuc esurient, et qui bibunt me, adhuc sitient. ... [30] He that hearkeneth to me, shall not be confounded: and they that work by me, shall not sin.  Qui audit me non confundetur, et qui operantur in me non peccabunt : ... [31] They that explain me shall have life everlasting. qui elucidant me, vitam aeternam habebunt.
But the NRSV-CE of Sirach 24 omits the bold verses above, and NRSV-CE v. 19 corresponds to Douay v. 26! Douay vv. 24-25's omission is explained in a footnote of the NSRV-CE, but the NRSV-CE doesn't explain its omission of Douay v. 31 in a footnote! These verses were probably omitted because the Catholic Church uses them in the liturgy for various feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mother, and mention of her is a scandal to Protestants. According to Which Bible Should You Read? p. 29,
QuoteAll together, Chapter 24 of Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) has some [...] 13 fewer verses in the CRSV [Catholic Revised Standard Version] than the Vulgate and DRB [Douay-Rheims Bible]! 
Indeed, the Douay version has 47 verses, and the NRSV-CE has only 34. The "old Latin vulgate" is the only official edition of Holy Scriptures for the universal Church, as defined in the Council of Trent.
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Geremia

"But this kind is not cast out but by prayer and fasting." is omitted in their "Catholic"-Protestant versions of Matthew 17, too.

For example, the NABRE explains the omission:
Quote* [17:21] Some manuscripts add, "But this kind does not come out except by prayer and fasting"; this is a variant of the better reading of [NABRE] Mk 9:29.
And the NABRE omits mentioning "fasting" in its translation of Mk 9:29:
Quote from: NABREHe said to them, "This kind can only come out through prayer."
cf. Rheims Mk. 9:28:
Quote from: RheimsAnd he said to them: This kind can go out by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

I completely forgot how disgusting the Novus Ordo is! They omit verses and renumber them, too! Diabolical!

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