Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

Essential thinking for reading Catholics.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Oh, but it gets BETTER !

First, I apologize to Fr. Z for whatever contribution I make to the near-meltdown status of his blog's server. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.*

Second, I recall posting here, as well as wafting similar thoughts in comboxes throughout the land, that the problems related to the English translation of the Holy Father's Apostolic Exhortation could definitely tempt* an otherwise pure soul to lean in the direction of nefarious conspiracy theories.

Guess what?

Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, who is clearly doing the Lord's work, has noted that, apparently, bishops in the UK got the story of the Apostolic Exhortation buried (in the original story in The Telegraph they use the word "killed") so it would receive no play in the secular press and furthermore, it seems they wouldn't comment or address the issue for the British Catholic newspaper, The Catholic Herald.

Why, oh, why would these bishops want this story killed and/or buried? There are reports "suggesting that they [the UK Bishops] didn’t like the contents of the document."

If even the poorly translated version of the AE is objectionable, well, then this document must really be hot stuff.

What got me all excited is that The Catholic Herald lodged a formal complaint with the Vatican’s worldwide head of communications, Archbishop John Foley, President of the Pontifical Commission for Social Communication.

If anyone wishes to contact His Excellency, seek and ye shall find:

Pontifical Council for Social Communications
Most Rev. Archbishop John Foley, President
Palazzo S. Carlo
00120 Città del Vaticano

You may want to cc the Secretary of the Council, Most Rev. Bishop Pierfranco Pastore.



* Or, as the current ICEL translation has it "My bad."
** An old Spanish saying, translated (correctly!), says that to think the worst is invariably sinful but usually accurate.