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Tag: Truth in translation

Truth in the New Translation Series # 5 – The Quam Oblationem

July 2, 2010 6 Comments

We have been exploring the new translation of the Roman Missal that will go into effect by Advent of 2011. It is the purpose of this series to show the value of the new translation by meditating upon the truths that it more accurately translates. These truths were never lost to the Church for the […]

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“And With Your Spirit”- It’s Not What You Think

May 26, 2010 78 Comments

Of all the questions I’ve had about the New Translation of the Roman Missal the most common revolves around the response of the people “And with your spirit” as a replacement for the current  “And also with you.” One woman said to me, “It sounds as if our bodies no longer matter?” Flawed Premise? Most […]

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Truth in the New Translation Series # 4: The Hanc Igitur of the Roman Canon

May 21, 2010 9 Comments

We have been exploring the new translation of the Roman Missal that will go into effect by Advent of 2011. It is the purpose of this series to show the value of the New Translation by meditating upon the truths that it more accurately translates. These truths were never lost to the Church for the […]

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Truth in the New Translation Series #3: The Communicantes of the Roman Canon

May 14, 2010 7 Comments

In this series we are looking at the new Translation of the Roman Missal and how it restores to us a clearer articulation of the beautiful truth contained in the Latin text. Many of these truths have been lost or ambiguously presented in the current rendering we are using. Lex orandi, Lex credendi  (the law […]

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Truth in the New Translation Series: # 2 – The Memento Domine or Commemoration of the Living in the Roman Canon

May 7, 2010 0 Comments

This is the second installment of a series begun last week on the New English Translation of the Roman Missal. In this series I seek to present the new translation as a truer translation and hence a truer expression of the Catholic faith than the version in current use. In case you missed the first […]

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Truth in the New Translation Series: The Opening of the Roman Canon

May 4, 2010 20 Comments

I have little understanding why anyone would not want a new translation. I DO understand that familiarity is often appreciated but the fact is,  what we have been using since 1970 is not even a translation. At best,  it is a paraphrase. For those of us who know Latin, the poverty of the current English […]

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