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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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Bad news for the critics of the new ICEL translation. No surprise for the rest of us.

This Saturday/Sunday is the liturgical 1st Anniversary of the implementation of the new, corrected ICEL translation in the USA.  I have been exchanging emails today about the findings of Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University concerning … Continue reading

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Transgendered Scripture readings

Liturgiam authenticam is in force. We have receive a revision of the euchological formulae for Holy Mass in the Novus Ordo. What about the lectionary? Does anyone think the Lectionary needs some work?
An irritated priest friend … Continue reading

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FOLLOWUP: “Translation” of relics in Louisville. Grand!

The other day I wrote (HERE) about the great event of the translation of the relics of two saints to a new and grander location at the Cathedral of the Diocese of Louisville.   In that post, I talked about the … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: TRANSLATION in Louisville! (Not the translation you perhaps think.)

Our word “translation” means, in essence, to “transfer”.  It comes from Latin transfero, which has as one of its forms the participle translatum (trans-fero, tuli, latum).  When you transfer something you move it from one place to another.
In churchy language … Continue reading

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Bp. Trautman retires, successor appointed to Diocese of Erie

WDTPRS’s worthy opponent, the Most Rev. Donald W. Trautman, Bishop of Erie has now officially stepped aside as the shepherd of that portion of the People of God.
I extend to His Excellency Bishop Trautman prayerful best wishes for an ineffable … Continue reading

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