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  • Bible Burning and other Allegations

    10/14/2013 7:37:45 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies
    Ever since the Protestant Revolt in the 16th century, the Catholic Church has been accused of ignoring, opposing, hiding and even destroying the Bible in order to keep it from the people. Allegedly, copies of the Bible were chained to the walls of churches during the Middle Ages so that people could not take them home to read. Supposedly the Church during the Middle Ages also refused to translate the Bible into the various tongues of the common people, the vernacular languages, in order to further hinder personal Bible reading. Furthermore it is claimed that the Church even went as...
  • Liturgists can also learn a thing or two from faithful Catholic lay people

    06/20/2007 9:52:27 PM PDT · by Teófilo · 34 replies · 338+ views
    Folks, as my better know colleague, Carl Olson of Ignatius' Press Insight Scoop reports, distinguished Catholic authors George Weigel and Amy Welborn have taken strong exception at remarks made by Bishop Donald W. Trautman of Erie, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy in an article published in America magazine, titled How Accessible Are the New Mass Translations?I wish to summarize the dispute as follows: Bishop Trautman believes that restoring majesty to the English translation of the Roman Missal should not be done at the expense of intelligibility for "John and Mary Catholic" in the pew. Weigel and...
  • Society of St. Pius I

    05/19/2005 2:43:40 PM PDT · by ninenot · 47 replies · 7,339+ views
    Society of St. Pius I ^ | 5/19/05 | Unknown
    Facts everyone NEEDS to know about the "Traditional" Latin Mass FACT: Even the neotrad “Catholic Encyclopedia” admits the Latin Mass was a radical break with tradition! The REAL Traditional Roman Mass is the Greek Mass of the first three centuries as described by the Apostolic Constitutions and the Apology of St. Justin Martyr. The “Catholic Encyclopedia” written and published in 1913 by diehard "pre-Vatican II" neotrads, was forced to admit that its oh-so-precious “Latin Mass” was a radical and unprecedented break from tradition unlike any that had ever gone before. Just read these shocking quotes from the article “Liturgy of...
  • THE PLAIN MAN'S GUIDE TO LATIN IN THE LITURGY

    07/16/2003 12:47:06 PM PDT · by Hermann the Cherusker · 15 replies · 237+ views
    The Latin Mass Society Newsletter ^ | November 2001 | Philip Goddard
    THE PLAIN MAN'S GUIDE TO LATIN IN THE LITURGY INTRODUCTION Latin in the early centuries of the Church - where was it spoken? There were two official languages in the Roman Empire of the first few centuries AD, Latin in the west and Greek in the east. They were the languages of civil administration, of the army, of the law courts, of the major cities and of international trade. In addition, Latin had replaced various local languages as the dominant language of peninsular Italy, and Greek was likewise the dominant language of mainland Greece, the Aegean islands and the coastal...