22 April 2007

An Episcopal Irritation

Well, two actually.

A friend tipped me off to a consultation document which the Diocese of Clifton has launched. Apart from by the document itself, he was profoundly irritated by Bishop Lang's introduction:

'My motto "Evangelii Nuntiandi" (Evangelisation in the Modern World) reminds us that ...'

So that's what Evangelii Nuntiandi means! Pope Paul VI's December 1975 Apostolic Exhortation wasn't about "Proclaiming the Gospel" after all.

Is nobody in the diocesan curia sufficiently familiar with Latin? Does the Bishop himself speak Latin? I hope he's not part of ICEL!

Grump, grump, grump, grump, grump!


Anonymous said...

Procaliming the Gospel means:-
"Made in the image and likeness of God
God in all things
The Communion of God’s People
Revealing the face of Christ"
Oh!...and don't forget "global warming"!


fr paul harrison said...

By pure co-incidence I have just finished reading Evangeli Nuntiandi. This is very much beloved by certain modern Catholics.

All I will say is did we read the same document!! esp the bit were it says the role of of building the parish belongs to the priest not lay people!" no 70 paragraph 2 for those who are interested.

fr paul harrison

Anonymous said...

I don't know if Bishop Lang speaks Latin or not, obviosly he doesn't speak Catholic.