Documenta Lingua Latina

Quite a bit online in Latin at the Vatican web site: the Bible, Canon Law, the Catechism, Vatican II and papal documents. I guess those inclined to do so can practice translating skills and make sure everybody else is toeing the line.

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6 Responses to Documenta Lingua Latina

  1. Anne says:

    I would say to those so inclined….get a life! Or maybe….to each his own.

  2. Gavin says:

    Yes, Anne, those seminarians, priests, bishops, Latinists, translators, professors, researchers, theologians, not to mention saints throughout the ages who used the Vulgate, should all get a life. Why do they bother with that “religion” nonsense anyway?

  3. Gavin says:

    I’m sorry: musicians too! I need the vulgate as well, not to mention the credit hours spent learning ecclesial Latin! Gosh, I wish someone had pointed out that I shouldn’t bother with the Church’s music and should “get a life” sooner!

  4. Liam says:

    Actually, this will be quite helpful in the future because the definitive and binding version of many of the documents is the Latin. This gives everyone access to them when there are debates over translation, which are not always ideological but often factual in nature. Open access sounds progressive to me…

  5. Meg says:

    The saints throughout most of those centuries used a different version of the Vulgate.

    This is the Nova Vulgata, revised in the 1970s, if i’m not mistaken. There were a number of mistakes in Jerome’s Latin translation that survived throughout the centuries. They were finally put to rest when the Church accepted the more recent linguistic information provided by modern Bible scholarship.

  6. Jimmy Mac says:

    I vote for Esperanto, meself. Equally as popular.

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