Author Archive for Kevin Symonds

Reflections on Latin and the Catholic Church’s Memory and Identity, Part Four
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Reflections on Latin and the Catholic Church’s Memory and Identity, Part Four

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Part Four, The Church’s Memory and Identity Continued: In the previous installments of this series (part one, part two, part three), I discussed the role of various influential theologians and laymen who effectively acted as “interpreters” of Vatican II.  Their actions, I argued, led to a lot of confusion about what the Council taught and […]

Reflections on Latin and the Catholic Church’s Memory and Identity, Part Three
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Reflections on Latin and the Catholic Church’s Memory and Identity, Part Three

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Part Three, Re-orientating Ourselves to Tradition — an Example: In the second article in this series, I discussed how the Church’s memory and identity were under siege after the Second Vatican Council vis-à-vis a “para-Council.”  In this article, I use private revelation as an example to expand upon how Catholics were misled after the Second […]

Reflections on Latin and the Catholic Church’s Memory and Identity, Part Two
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Reflections on Latin and the Catholic Church’s Memory and Identity, Part Two

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Part Two, The Church’s Memory & Identity Under Siege: In my previous article, I talked about the Catholic Church and the Latin language.  I left off with a note on various theologians and laymen substituting their makeshift theology for the Tradition of the Church.  I would like to expand upon that point. Still smarting from […]

Reflections on Latin and the Catholic Church's Memory and Identity, Part One
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Reflections on Latin and the Catholic Church’s Memory and Identity, Part One

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Part One, Latin and the Catholic Church: Recently I obtained the Latin text of Cardinal Lambertini’s (Pope Benedict XIV) treatise De Servorum Dei Beatificatione Beatorum et Canonizatione (“De Servorum”).  After going over a couple of passages of interest, I reflected upon the treatise itself.  My thoughts revolved around the place of the treatise in Catholic […]

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