Tell yer Ma, tell yer Pa…

I recently contributed a piece to the One Peter Five website. As the founder of 1P5, Steve Skojec, explains:

In anticipation of the upcoming Synod on Marriage and Family, questions surrounding the reconsideration of the traditional definition of marriage are rising among the faithful.

In his 1P5 debut, Elliot Bougis examines the situation through the lens of Bishop Thomas Tobin’s September 21st pastoral letter on the subject and a 1998 instruction from then Cardinal Ratzinger’s CDF on many of the same questions being asked today.

If you’ve got concerns about the synod, this is a must-read.

So, head on over to 1P5 and see if I manage to say anything worthwhile.


About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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One Response to Tell yer Ma, tell yer Pa…

  1. BM says:

    Have you considered doing translations from Catholic Tradition as a regular thing for 1P5? (Since you are a translator, it seems right up your alley.) Something that jumps out at me is the Major Catechism of Canisius (Saint, Doctor, Patron of Catechists). It has an edition from the 1830s with many (all?) the citations from the scriptures, councils, and Fathers quoted. I had difficulty locating them all in other sources (like Migne) when I translated bits myself, because they number things like sermons differently between editions, but most could be checked/verified/corrected. (N.B. I find his Latin somewhat torturous at times.)

    Vol 1
    Vol 2
    Vol 3

    Just a thought…. There is a lot of talk about Tradition in Catholic circles, but not much actual documentation.

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