Tag Archives: translation

WDTPRS: Palm Sunday – the transforming example

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.  The Sacred Triduum (triduum from tres dies – “three day space”) were once days of obligation when people were freed from servile work so that they could attend the liturgies, once celebrated … Continue reading

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Are the aging-hippies burying Benedict’s legacy?

I have written a few times about the priest in the Diocese of Brentwood, UK, a man of a certain age who – inexplicably – was in charge of the diocesan liturgy office, who sent a letter to The Tablet … 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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Priest (D. Brentwood, UK) claims we can use obsolete English translation of Missal. FAIL.

UPDATE:  HERE
Readers of Protect the Pope have informed us that Bishop Thomas McMahon has acted decisively against Fr Butler’s letter advocating that they abandon the revised Roman Missal by writing to the priests of Brentwood diocese to refute his arguments and … Continue reading

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An observation for Mr. Novak on Pope Francis and “trickle-down” in EG 54

I note that Michael Novak has tackled the issue of the Pope’s comment on economics in the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium.  He had an interview with National Review.
Alas, I think Mr. Novak got a couple things wrong.
In a summary/commentary on the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 1st Sunday of Advent: true Advent preparation

Advent begins a new liturgical year.  Each year Holy Church presents the history of our salvation and the mysteries of the life, death, resurrection and the return of the Lord.  Each year we ourselves are a little different. The unchanging … Continue reading

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Evangelii gaudium: Translation issues, problems

I am detecting rumblings that the English translation of the Pope’s new (first) Apostolic Exhortation is not so hot and that it may be, in some key places misleading.
There are always going to be differences in opinion about how to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What’s the best translation of St. Augustine’s “The Confessions”?

From a reader:
Thank you for the recommendation on the biography [of St. Augustine by Hollingworth]; I have purchased it at Amazon through your site. Can you recommend a good translation of the “Confessions” and/or “The City of God”? Kindle is … Continue reading

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Summorum Pontificum 7: in translation

Let’s have a look at the translation of Summorum Pontificum 7 on the Vatican website.
A forward: Latin vult is from volo. Volo expresses volition, corresponding to German “wollen” and English “will”. In English it is rendered as “to wish, want, … Continue reading

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About that survey by The Tablet… does anything strike you as a little queer?

I wrote HERE about The Tablet (aka The Bitter Pill aka RU-486 ) and their abortive attempts to get a survey right concerning acceptance of the new, corrected ICEL translation.
It has been a tough few days for RU-486, I’m afraid.  They posted … Continue reading

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