Concordia cum Veritate

Friday, August 26, 2005

An ounce of criticism is worth more than a pound of praise

An ounce of criticism is worth more than a pound of praise--at least that's what my latest readers think! Lol. It's all good.

Well answering the healthy criticism of the comments in my last post, it looks like I did use the nominative "veritas" when I should have used the ablative "veritate" for "cum." As far as "concordia" is concerned it appears as though the meaning harmony is correct... an aetheist told me in first year it meant beauty. Never trust an aetheist in matters of faith, morals or Latin!

My proposed solution to the above problem: let's make Latin a living language again, and see how concordia as a word evolves and expands its definition to mean "beauty." Let us be inclusive in the language of Latin because the Latin is inclusive. Let us venture into dialogue with people who do not know the Latin. For the Latin understands and forgives. "The Latin is my shepherd. The Latin is my life and my salvation." This is something any great saint could have said in centuries past like St. Jerome (translator of the Latin Vulgate) or St. Thomas Aquinas, and perhaps this is something even from the lips of schismatics like His Excellency Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. Clearly Martin Luther and Henry VIII did not know the Latin as they should have--or Roman Catholics around Vatican II. This used to be a comment but it's so long I turned it into a post.

And onto other things. I'm attending a wedding this weekend in Goderich. My friends Kris Hiuser and Erin Hoffemeyer are getting married! Congratulations to them! I pray some day it may become a sacrament for them:-) Weddings are such wonderful things. I can't wait to have my own! I know it'll come when it's time, but I still can't wait! Char's going to a wedding this weekend too in Norfolk, VA. Only a week till I get to see her! and her family! 10 days with the family, it'll be grand. Whoever reads this please pray for my safe trip there and back again.

Pax vobiscum nunc, et semper, et in seculae seculorum

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    By Blogger shawnmorgan26863833, at 9:30 PM  

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    By Blogger Allan O'Canada Gibb, at 6:43 PM  

  • The Latin concepts of beauty and harmony were very similar because art and architecture were closely associated with math, perfect proportion and structure.

    That's why your Atheist friend told you it meant beauty.

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