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There are all kinds of stories out there. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry. Some will make you shrug, some will make you scream. Read any daily paper or listen to any newscast and your emotions can go from happy to sad to disbelief to fear to incredulity to horror to anger in very short order.
As we go along, there will be stories, as Paul Harvey used to say, to "wash your ears out with." There will be others that will make you feel like you need to be deloused simply by virtue of have in heard or read them. Some posts will be religious, some secular and for some I expect will defy easy classification in either category. I hope you will join me in this journey and pleas feel free to comment along the way.
For my part I pledge not to remove any posts unless they are vulgar, libelous, threatening or otherwise in violation of the standards of civil discussion. I will not remove any post simply because I disagree with it but I will reserve the right to respond to any challenges that come my way.
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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Too Many Translation Tensions?

Too Many Translation Tensions?
The new missal translations bring our prayers in line with those of Catholics the world over. We sing better with one voice.
By Kathy Schiffer, November 02, 2011

I attended a workshop recently led by a Benedictine priest, a great writer and speaker. His message was good, and there was much to take away. Just one thing bothered me: He complained loudly about the Church.
Let me put it in context. He's a priest. That is, he is ordained, consecrated to the service of Holy Mother Church and dedicated to the people of God. But rather than helping to build the Body of Christ, he tears it down by criticizing and belittling and griping about something so small as a pronoun. You see, he doesn't like the idea of a "new translation" (sigh). "Here's an example," he says, "of what we have to look forward to. Instead of saying 'We believe' in the Creed, as we do now, we'll have to say 'I believe.'"
"That's it?" I wondered. "That's the issue that's so important that you need to cast a pall over this gathering, undercut your own message, and show us that Pride is victorious over Obedience?"

Too Many Translation Tensions?

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