Monthly Archives: August 2011

Top Suspects

I’ve gotten a few e-mail notices about Archbishop Dolan’s recent appearance on 60 Minutes. I thought that was months ago. I didn’t take much notice till the weekend, and then I was too busy to probe very deeply. I see … Continue reading

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Liturgiam Authenticam 50

Four principles that involve a theological vocabulary: 50. Since the liturgical books of the Roman Rite contain many fundamental words of the theological and spiritual tradition of the Roman Church, every effort must be made to preserve this system of … Continue reading

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Liturgiam Authenticam 49

This section and the several that follow will address the issue of vocabulary, both in Latin and in the target language. 49. Characteristic of the orations of the Roman liturgical tradition as well as of the other Catholic Rites is … Continue reading

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When One Can’t Celebrate Mass …

At the Bench, Deacon Greg has polled the three greater New York dioceses for their policy on the confluence of hurricane and Sunday Mass. Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre (Long Island) does offer an alternative if going to church … Continue reading

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Liturgiam Authenticam 46-48

These three sections address “Norms Concerning the Translation of Other Liturgical Texts.” I think we can cover it all safely in one post. 46. The norms set forth above, and those regarding Sacred Scripture, should be applied, mutatis mutandis, in … Continue reading

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The Latest from the Culture of Complaint

At the Bench, Deacon Greg posted on news of the cancelled interfaith dinner at a Catholic high school in Cincinnati. While the school administration and the archbishop’s spokesperson deny specific threats, the safety of students was cited for not going … Continue reading

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Liturgiam Authenticam 45

LA 45 outlines three principles for the relatively minor task of translating Scripture that appears outside of the Lectionary passages themselves: 45. Apart from that which is set forth in the Ordo lectionum Missae, the following norms are to be … Continue reading

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