Tag Archives: Latin

Priests and Latin. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Since I posted on the issue of the Latin text of Benedict’s resignation and brought up, again, the issue of poor to zero Latin preparation of seminarians and priests, I have to make a few observations.
Fathers.  If you belong to … Continue reading

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Of getting Latin wrong, corrections, and of priests and their Latin or lack thereof

I have notes from people asking about something that my friend Ann Barnhardt wrote about the Latin text of the address Benedict XVI gave when he announced that he was going to abdicate.  Ann contended that the Latin, as written … Continue reading

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Latin-less Priests and Homeschoolers – UPDATED

UPDATE 17 Nov:
I’ve received some interesting emails since this discussion about Latin began in these electronic pages.
First,
Thank you for writing such an awesome blog. I am a big fan. In your recent blog about the future of NO/TLM masses you … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Could Latin be suppressed? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

In a post yesterday, I wrote about the possibility that, before too long, the TLM might wind up being the “last Mass standing”. Why? Demographics are burning quickly and the present day hierarchy has only thrown more accelerant on the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Official Latin of Fatima Rosary Prayer

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is there an official Latin version of the Oratio Fatimae? I have seen different ones online and a fair amount of ambivalence about which to use. Keeping with St Thomas More, it seems to me that a prayer … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is “Amoris laetitia” really translated “The Exuberance of Lust”?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I read in a couple obscure places that the literal translation of Amoris Laetitia (which was originally in Latin) is something along the lines of “the Exuberance of Lust”, based on common usage of the Latin words. Is … Continue reading

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VARIA: Concrete parish project of reparation (PDF); Fighting back in Chicago; Disasters, death and YOU!; a little Latin (AUDIO); some super Catholic trivia.

Some various notes.
Today I received the PDF of a booklet made for Sacred Heart parish in Grand Rapids, MI (the city in which you find the HQ of ACTON INSTITUTE).    This is what one parish is doing to respond … Continue reading

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LATIN AUDIO recordings of prayers Sub tuum praesidium and St. Michael the Archangel

Under another post, about recitation of the Rosary during October, the prayer Sub tuum praesidium and the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel – HERE – a commentator wrote:
Given that malevolent spirits find Latin disagreeable, can anyone here point to … Continue reading

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“HEY! Wait for me!” Latin of change to CCC 2267 about capital punishment now available.

You have to wonder who is running things.
Some of you of a certain age will remember going to the circus and seeing the classic clown car.  A tiny car would zoom out into the light and an impossible, Newtonian physics … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “My 4 year old insists on praying in Latin.” Latin resources for young children?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Thank you for the delightful and edifying omnibus that is your blog. It is my understanding that Pope St. John XXIII or his delegate created a syllabus of works to be read when studying Latin. Do you have … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Would anything prevent a priest from always using the traditional formula of absolution?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
The reformed Rite of Penance added a whole bunch of stuff to the rite of confession—optional Scripture readings and so on—but I have never seen any of it used, even non-optional parts like how the priest should supposedly … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z comments on a @RorateCaeli post about priests, permissions and exorcism prayers. Then @fatherz rants.

At Rorate there is a post especially for priests about the proper and improper use of the exorcism prayers in the older Rituale Romanum.  It’s a good service.
After providing images of a 2009 letter from the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” with … Continue reading

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VIDEO about legendary Latinist Fr. Reginald Foster, OCD

My old Latin mentor, Fr. Reginald Foster, was featured in a spot on CBS:

I first met and studied with Foster in the mid-80s and then spent years in his 5th Level thereafter.
Foster has a book about his method. Not easy … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are blessings, holy water, etc., less effective if Latin isn’t used? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… who picked up on something I wrote about blessings and holy water in the traditional form compared to the new, post-Conciliar form… HERE
QUAERITUR:
“The exorcisms of the salt and water are to be done in Latin.”
Father, how essential … Continue reading

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Latin. @RobertSRoyal opines while Fr. Z rants.

You all know that I tend to bang on about Latin in our sacred liturgical worship.
Most of us belong to the Roman Catholic, Latin Church.  The Latin Church.
Never using or hearing our language of prayer and teaching affects (defects) our … Continue reading

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