Nemec pointed to another goal of the translation, which is greater unity in the Catholic Church throughout the world.Nemec said this could be seen in the change that many people stumbled over: the response to “Peace be with you,” which has changed from “And also with you” to “And with your spirit.”

Nemec said the bilingual students at his parish noticed the difference in responses before the new translation came out, and would ask him why the responses were different in Spanish and English Masses. Nemec said the response has been “And with your spirit” for 2,000 years, and the only language to deviate from that was the English language for 50 years, post-Second Vatican Council.


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