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On a Quote from St. Gregory and the Contextual Meaning of the Word `Operator'

Contained in St. Alphonsus Liguori's Dignity and Duties of the Priest or Selva, one finds the following passage in the section on "Sanctity Necessary for the Priest": But St. Bernard says, ...
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Clericulus = altar boy?

The Holy Innocents hymn Personent hodie (1582) uses the word clericulus in its 4th stanza: Omnes clericuli, pariter pueri, cantent ut angeli Is a clericulus an altar boy? Altar boy = chierichetto in ...
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Confiteor unum baptisma: cur utitur forma plurali?

In Symbolo Nicaeno dicitur: Confiteor unum baptisma in remissionem peccatorum. Etiam in Catechismo reperitur nomen huic sacramento in forma plurali. Attamen nescio quid sit causa. Solebam enim ...
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Different spiritual / cultural forms of love and the right form of love to use in translating "in love, we trust"

In trying to translate "in love we trust," (love, in this case, not referring to the romantic-passionate form of love, definitely not eros, but rather universal spiritual love vibration) in ...
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Meaning of "Spiritus Libertatis"

Another question from the frequent latin expressions in Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose. Here a character is complaining about evil followers from Spiritus Libertatis. I saw that this could ...
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"Deep" Meaning of "Gloria in excelsis Deo"

Sorry if the question is not very deep, please edit the question if it is not accurate in meaning. According to Wikipedia (and common understanding of people who sang Gloria), the meaning is stated ...
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Translation: «impulsi sunt et ipsi Christi amore»

I’ve yet another question on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC). (I did find another instance of the gerundive—I believe with a preceding ad indicating purpose—and Cerebrus’ instruction ...
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Understanding the grammar: «illis Evangelii nuntiandi praebens mandatum»

The following is the Latin text from the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), Prologue, Chapter 1, Section 2: 2 Ut haec vocatio in toto resonaret orbe, Christus Apostolos misit, quos elegerat, ...
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