Tag Archives: Latin

Latin, can. 249, and our Catholic identity. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

How many times in these electronic pages have I lamented the blatant disobedience in regard to can. 249?
I remind the readership, especially those readers who are diocesan bishops, that the Code of Canon Law, can. 249, requires – it doesn’t suggest … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Prayer Cards for the priest’s preparation before, thanksgiving after Holy Mass

Just too cool.
When I was in Rome for the Summorum Pontificum 10th Anniversary Pilgrimage, a great time, I said Mass at the Priest-Friendliest Church in Rome™, Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini. In the sacristy there are preserved their niches with kneelers, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Latin for 4 year olds

Now that some of the technical stuff has been updated, let’s get back at it.
From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I’m wondering if either you and/or your readership know of any good resources to start teaching Classical Latin to a 4 y/o? My nephew … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Latin misspelling? “eundem” or “eumdem”?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father, I recently saw “eundem” in a misallette. My missal uses “eumdem.” I was wondering if these are different cases of the same word (like German den/dem) or if they are just different spellings of the word (or … Continue reading

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What Did Council Fathers REALLY Say About LATIN?

Dr. Peter Kwasniewski wrote to me the other day to alert me to his post at NLM about the Second Vatican Council and the Latin language.  It is MUST READ reading.  HERE
A taste to get you in…
The documents were compromises, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can’t get “Liturgy of the Hours” in Latin – Wherein Fr. Z RANTS

From a seminarian…
QUAERITUR:
I am a seminarian for ___, and I have been looking for a 4 Vol. Latin Breviary [Liturgia Horarum] … I emailed the Libreria Editrice Vaticana and received this response:
Dear Mr. __,
I’m sorry to inform you that all the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 8th Sunday after Pentecost: Be yourself… more

This Sunday’s Collect in the Extraordinary Form is from the ancient Veronese Sacramentary and the Gelasian and the so-called Gregorian. It survived the liturgical tailors with their scissors and thread to live on in the post-Conciliar Missale Romanum on Thursday … Continue reading

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Official LATIN version of ‘Amoris laetitia’ promulgated in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis

At the beginning of the sad and confusing controversy that has surrounded the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia, with its objectively ambiguous statements that have pitted bishops’ conference against conference, diocese against diocese, parish against parish, family against family, I … Continue reading

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The penny dropped for another musician

The penny dropped for another musician.
At increasingly useful Crisis today I read a piece by a musician about the state of church music today.  His summary: disaster resulted from the degradation of sacred worship in Latin.   Of course it did. … Continue reading

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Latinists! A great opportunity in June

I’ve been in touch with the folks who are organizing Sermo Fidelium (Talk/Language of the Faithful).
This will be a few days in a truly beautiful setting for Latinists and students of Latin to spend time together latine loquentes. The dates … Continue reading

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BOOK: The Devil Hates Latin

The title of this book intrigued me from the start, since it is a phrase that I have written many times.  It came out last year (I’m surprised that I wasn’t alerted, frankly).
The Devil Hates Latin by Katherine Galgano (which … Continue reading

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All-black boys school in Philadelphia where Latin is the key

A reader alerted me to a piece in the Wall Street Journal about an all-black boys school in West Philadelphia where Latin is taught in a serious way: Boy’s Latin.
The subtitle of the article is outstanding:
A dead language helps forge identity … Continue reading

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A legendary living Latinist

Over at Laudator Temporis Acti, which I check every day, there is a great post about legendary Latinist Fr Reginald Foster, OCD, who for decades worked in the Holy See’s office of Latin Letters writing official documents in the Church’s language.  Fr … Continue reading

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Tinkeritis: Screwing around with, screwing up, liturgical translations

You may have heard that there is an initiative underway to “review” or “study” vernacular translations of the texts of Mass and the norms according to which they are to be prepared as given in Liturgiam authenticam.   This would be … Continue reading

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Latin Contest Announcement: Prize €20000

The Pontifical Council for Culture and the Pontificia Academia Latinitas will issue a prize of €20000.

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