I was just looking at some of the new ICEL translations of the Roman Missal texts, and I must say, they are very fine. Unlike the ICEL translations of the 1970 Missal of Paul VI, these new translations are much more faithful to the original Latin. The texts, along with their respective chants, can be viewed at http://icelweb.org/musicfolder/openmusic.php. The people that serve on ICEL are to be congratulated for their fidelity-- it only took them 40 years to set things straight! Of course, I understand there was a good deal of pressure from the Roman hierarchy to make sure that the translators stuck to the texts rather than promote their own 'sense' of the texts.
It would have been wonderful if the committee that produced Evangelical Lutheran Worship had waited until these new ICEL translations had come out. Actually, however, it wouldn't have mattered since the ELW people were not interested in fidelity in translating ancient liturgical texts but in promoting their own narrow ultra-feminist sectarian agenda. The ELW people had no qualms about surgically removing "Father" and "Lord" from the proper prefaces, or changing the catholic creeds and the Psalms to make them more 'inclusive' (that is, more palatable to feminists). The irony is, in some cases, the Latin texts are much more inclusive than ELW's. For example, the response that has been rendered "It is right to give our thanks and praise" is "Dignum et justum est" in Latin. This should be translated simply as "It is right and just." In the LBW it was rendered "It is right to give him thanks and praise." This was borrowed from the ICEL text of the 1970 Missal. Then the ELW people tinkered with an already poorly rendered text, changing "him" to "our" in order to avoid 'offensive masculine language for God. So now the focus is on us--on our thanks and praise, as opposed to him (God). More liturgical self congratulating! All this could have been avoided, of course, if the Latin had been translated properly in the first place. But as I said, fidelity was not a priority for the ELW crew.
So, when it comes to the highly defective ELW, I admonish you caveat emptor!