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Tag: Robert Mickens
Lost in Translation: Part 2
Part 2 of Gabe Huck’s 4-part series.
“Once you get beyond “Push” or “Pull” on the shop door, translators must make judgments where right and wrong are probably not the best words to describe what happens. No translation will say exactly what the original says to one for whom the original language is the mother tongue.”
The Pope with the tiara and the Lutherans
In the church where Martin Luther was ordained and celebrated his first Mass, the Pope wore a stole that depicted his personal coat of arms topped by the triple-crown tiara. Talk about sending a message! If there is anyone who railed against the imperial papacy, it was surely Luther.Read more
“Don’t believe newspaper reports telling you that there was no consultation, that it was all imposed from Rome or the like. It’s total nonsense.” – Cardinal Pell of Vox ClaraRead more
What’s Behind the Door?
“It could be argued that this translation makes a caricature of the text. It is hardly the faithful translation insisted on in Liturgiam authenticam. It must therefore call into question the competence of the Vatican editorial process.”Read more
Weary from Within
[T]here are also aspects of the inner life of the Church that are helping to making us weary. Many Catholics are working against Vatican II by criticising it and distancing themselves from it; by working against ecumenism and the liturgical reform.Read more
The Splendour of Noble Simplicity?
From the Tablet: How could one of the Vatican’s chief advocates for more Latin in the liturgy make such an elementary mistake?Read more
Translation and ecclesiology
Translating documents into English has become a challenge for the Vatican. And, more than ever, this Italian-dominated organization is showing signs that it may not be up to the task.Read more