Monday, July 23, 2007

The V2 Popes said WHAT?

“The Catholic Church has a dignity far surpassing that of every merely human society, for it was founded by Christ the Lord. It is altogether fitting, therefore, that the language it uses should be noble, majestic and non-vernacular.” (Pope John XXIII, Veterum Sapientia, 1962)

“The Latin language is assuredly worthy of being defended with great care instead of being scorned; for the Latin Church it is the most abundant source of Christian civilization and the richest treasury of piety... we must not hold in low esteem these traditions of your fathers which were your glory for centuries.” (Pope Paul VI, Sacrificium Laudis, 1966)

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The imprecision of translation is even more prevelent going from a language of rules to a language of exceptions such as English.(hmmm... I do believe there's an allogory here somewhere.)

12:42 PM  
Blogger Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

In the distant past there were some uses of English too...balance hey?

5:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like wow, man.

8:06 AM  
Anonymous jt said...

Does annonymous mean allegory (with an e)?

8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed.

Loved the Time magazine article on the Latin Mass. It is the most recent issue, dated July 30.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear JT,

Me type gooder next time.

3:11 PM  

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