Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Handing on the church to the next generation

Bishop Richard J. Sklba in the "Herald of Hope" column in the Milwaukee Catholic Herald, September 18, 2008, is concerned about American individualism.
The plethora of partisan factions can destroy ecclesial unity as well as political processes.

Isn't he of the same faction as a self-described "maverick" Archbishop?

And aren't his newspaper column vocabulary choices odd for someone of the faction objecting to big words like "ineffable" in the Mass? See Diachronic apostolicity.

5 comments:

  1. aquinas10:36 AM

    Odd vocabulary choices only hold when the prelate in question is wowing us with the sheer number of choices in his kit. Sign of superior intelligence, don'tcha know...

    When it comes to John and Mary Catholic in the pew, however, we're too stupid for things like "ineffable" and, apparently, even "manger." You might remember the dust up over using "feed box" in place of "manger" a few years back. It was thought that we're too urban or something to know what a manger is.

    It's so nice of them to be so concerned that we understand; now, if they'd just give us something nice and straightforward—no duplicitous language, no back pedaling. Like nice clear answers in a deposition, for example.

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  2. "Sign of superior intelligence, don'tcha know..."

    Might just need some editing. Our bishops' Herald columns tend to sound a bit like transcripts from dictation.

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  3. Plethora-removal (short of surgery or executions):

    1) At Mass: say the black, do the red.

    2) In columns: preach in unity with the Pope, in season and out of season.

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  4. "Sit autem sermo vester, est, est: non, non: quod autem his abundantius est, a malo est."

    I'm sure +Richard is familiar with this...?

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  5. The column might have a DCCL word minimum.

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