All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day
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(11-02-2009, 11:31 PM)un-giornamento Wrote: Especially with his papacy, a great deal of Pius' efforts were focused on restoring the sense of the sacred to the liturgy, which was experiencing much abuse. He did not renew the liturgy, but rather restored it to what it was prescribed, particularly with Gregorian Chant. That's what he is known for. That's why he was so beloved. That's part of the reason why he was made a saint. Besides, "restore" was universally understood for the longest time to be the proper translation of his papal motto. If he really wanted to stress renewal, why didn't he use a more blatant word, like "innovare"?

I'm no Latinist (Where's AgnusDei1989 when you need her?), but I think that you are totally misrepresenting the translation of His Holiness's motto.  "Renew" is a perfectly fine translation of Instuare, and given the context of his work, renew is very appropriate.  The problem is that we are using a modern (-ist?) translation of the word "renew" that has been co-opted by the Liturgical Dance crowd.

Indeed today we'd associate "innovare" with our concept of "renew" (though they're obviously different words), but that's just because we're so jaded about the word "renew".
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All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Louis_Martin - 11-02-2009, 09:50 AM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Steven - 11-02-2009, 12:48 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by timoose - 11-02-2009, 12:56 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Magdalene - 11-02-2009, 01:40 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by BrevisVir55 - 11-02-2009, 01:46 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Historian - 11-02-2009, 03:46 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Credo - 11-02-2009, 06:40 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by INPEFESS - 11-02-2009, 07:01 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Baskerville - 11-02-2009, 08:22 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Baskerville - 11-02-2009, 08:23 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 11-03-2009, 12:47 AM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Baskerville - 11-03-2009, 04:13 AM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Credo - 11-03-2009, 06:54 AM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Credo - 11-03-2009, 08:29 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Credo - 11-03-2009, 09:50 PM
Re: All Souls (Go to Heaven) Day - by Nic - 11-04-2009, 08:55 PM



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