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Fr Greeley and “Daring to Say”

In May of this year a Chicago diocesan priest called Andrew Greeley died. For those of us who trained for priesthood in the 1970s and 1980s his books were all around us, and I, for one, was strongly influenced by his writings. He was a prolific author. A sociologist by training, he had the ability […]

Lead us not into temptation

A regular reader of the Messenger has asked for an explanation of the final petition of the Lord’s Prayer in the new (old) translation. “Lead us not into temptation” Those who had been using the ELLC text of the Our Father were accustomed to praying: “Save us from the time of trial” Both of these […]

Luther’s Example Instructive?

Martin Luther, the German Augustinian monk who rebelled against Rome and sparked the European Reformation is best known for his famous 95 theses which he may or may not have nailed on the door of the Wittenberg Cathedral. He is less known for his brilliantly successful translation of the Bible into German which became the […]

Not Translating the “Our Father”