Translation is the Only Sacred Language of the Church

Over 30 years ago, I wrote a piece on the importance of the Latin language as cultivated in the Middle Ages (more recently republished here). I still hold to the views I presented there. They concerned the importance of any classical language – that is, one no longer used in popular discourse – in maintaining […]

On the Crime of Taming and Shrinking Christianity

I have three peeves with modern presentations of Christianity, which seem intent on reducing that grandiose historical singularity to a domesticated pet. The targets of my peevishness can be named as follows: provincialism, sentimentalism and moralism. There you have it. The venom is on my lips as I pronounce the names. The first puts inherited […]