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Good question: When you change language, do you change belief?

The short answer is “yes”.
We know that when you change liturgical texts, you change the belief of the people.  It takes a while, but it happens.  You know the adage “lex orandi lex credendi“.
So, Edward Pentin has a piece today … Continue reading

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More on Brentwood Butler and revolt against the ICEL translation

A little while ago, a priest of the Diocese of Brentwood (UK), Fr. Michael Butler – director of the diocesan commission for liturgy, sent a letter to the priests of that diocese, and to the über-liberal, dissident weekly publication The … Continue reading

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WaPo on Planned Parenthood and ALCU suing in Wisconsin

Pay attention to the language in “news” reports from the MSM.  There is often a rhetorical battle being waged at the level of word choices.  Background on the Wisconsin story HERE.
From WaPo:
Planned Parenthood, ACLU sue Wisconsin over abortion law
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Created things pass away.
Here is an interesting I found at dictionary.com:
Obscure language isolate will die with this woman
Seventy-five-year-old Gyani Maiyi Sen is the only native fluent speaker of Kusunda in the world, and linguists are rushing to record the unique … Continue reading

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Imaginary languages

From the Laudator comes this insight into the matter of translation:
Guy Davenport (1927-2005), “Another Odyssey,” in The Geography of the Imagination (San Francisco: North Point Press, 1981), pp. 29-44 (at 34):
Translation involves two languages; the translator is in constant danger … Continue reading

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