Monthly Archives: August 2011

Liturgiam Authenticam 52-53

How does one communicate the deeper meanings of Latin and bring that into a vernacular translation? 52. The translator should strive to maintain the denotation, or primary sense of the words and expressions found in the original text, as well as their … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Revelation 14:13

At first, I considered it a typo. A one-verse Lectionary reading? It’s more like an alleluia verse: I heard a voice from heaven say,   “Write this:     Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” … Continue reading

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Watching The Stars Come Out

When I was on retreat this past June, I had a few nice evenings on the retreat grounds doing something I hadn’t done since I was a boy. About a half-hour before sunset, when the sun has dipped below the … Continue reading

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Apostolicity Lacking

I’m glad to see Pope Benedict disavow the SCGS* meme, even if indirectly. I’d prefer an outright indictment of such an anti-apostolic sentiment. But this works well enough. In the pope’s list of lost hermeneutics, the Hermeneutic of Entitlement, the … Continue reading

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Liturgiam Authenticam 51

If a variety of words is used in the original, that variety should be communicated in the translation: 51. On the other hand, a variety of vocabulary in the original text should give rise, insofar as possible, to a corresponding … Continue reading

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Naturally F

My friend Bob hosted a music session at the other parish in town tonight. We sang through the five Mass settings the archdiocese has highlighted on their list for parishes. No parish is required to do all of them, but … Continue reading

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In A Flash

My hometown hosted two playoff games in fútbol over the past weekend. The young miss and I watched the televised one. I caught the internet results of the other. One involved women. The other, men. One was, granted, a match … Continue reading

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