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Online Edition - June 2007

Vol. XIII, No. 4

Table of Contents

News & Views -- Cardinal Addresses Bishops in Brazil on Pre-Conciliar Liturgy | Congress on Latin and the Cultural Identity of Europe | Liturgy and Little Green Apples | More ICEL Missal Translations Appear

Liturgical Translation: A Question of Truth -- by Bishop Peter J. Elliot

Saints Peter and Paul -- Homily of Pope Benedict XVI -- Saint Peter's Basilica - June 29, 2006

The Languages of Biblical Translation -- by Father Paul Mankowski, SJ

Readers' Forum -- Sacramentum Caritatis | What to Do with Religious Objects | Gloria — Changing words | Organ during the Consecration | More on Rite of Sprinkling | On “Uniates” | EMs and Communion for the Sick | Dress in Church | Devotion to Mary | He Rose Again?

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June 29th -- the Feast of Saint Peter & Saint Paul

And Peter said to them,

“Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

For the promise is to you and to your children and to all that are far off, every one whom the Lord our God calls to Him.”

And he testified with many other words and exhorted them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.”

So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

- Acts 3:38-42

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The Conversion of St. Paul

Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

Now as he journeyed he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed about him. And he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”

And he said, “Who are you, Lord?”

And He said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting; but rise and enter the city and you will be told what you are to do.”

The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one.

Saul arose from the ground; and when his eyes were opened, he could see nothing; so they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.…

[The Lord said to Ananias] “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel; for I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.”

So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came, has sent me that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”

And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized, and took food and was strengthened.

For several days he was with the disciples at Damascus. And in the synagogues immediately he proclaimed Jesus, saying, “He is the Son of God.”

And all who heard him were amazed, and said, is this not the man who made havoc in Jerusalem of those who called on this name? And he has come here for this purpose to bring them bound before the chief priests.

But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that Jesus was the Christ.

—Acts 9:1-9; 13-22

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