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(THV 11)   Pope Francis after 100 days: He's advocated working wages and social justice. Acknowledged the gay mafia in the Church. But more importantly, he created a Twitter feed for Latin nerds   (thv11.com) divider line 36
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2013-06-19 08:47:08 AM  
#CARPE_TWITTUM
 
2013-06-19 08:56:38 AM  
semper ubi sub ubi?

/got nothing
 
2013-06-19 09:07:04 AM  
veni vidi twitti
 
2013-06-19 09:17:52 AM  
ok, egressus est puppis

/google translate, child of the 80s, never took latin
 
2013-06-19 09:44:21 AM  
Rana = frog.

2 years in high school.

Lookit me now, Mrs. Grande, lookit me now.
 
2013-06-19 09:46:16 AM  
Wow, I didn't think I'd ever get two headlines involving Latin greened, especially in the same day

/post hoc ergo propter hoc
 
2013-06-19 09:52:25 AM  
A gay mafia?  That doesn't sound like much of a crime.
In the Vatican?
Kinky!  Sign here!
 
2013-06-19 10:00:14 AM  
Heard this on NPR. I'm amused. It was cute. They expected maybe 500 Latin nerds (in the one church guy's words), but the twitter feed has over 100,000 followers. He said something like everything from cab drivers to atheists. Which really does kind of reinforce the nerd thing. :)
 
2013-06-19 10:05:11 AM  
Cue the Dune "I like this Pope" quote, but he backed Vatican over the US nuns for "reeducation", and after he said that atheists could get to heaven, the Vatican issues a press release saying "uhhhhh.... no!"

/he did outlast JP1
 
2013-06-19 10:07:20 AM  
romanes eunt domus
 
2013-06-19 10:12:52 AM  
I love how this pope has the Vatican behind him at every step basically saying "NO no he didn't mean that"
 
2013-06-19 10:13:40 AM  

sno man: semper ubi sub ubi?

/got nothing


beat me to it
 
2013-06-19 10:17:05 AM  
Yeah, the RCC really has put up the best spin doctor they could find into the popemobile...  prolly just in the nick of time, judging by how quickly the Ratz jumped ship.

Nobody else can see this? Not surprised.
 
2013-06-19 10:18:46 AM  
The Church has so much vested in the infallibility of the pope, but he just keeps horking off the curia right and left. It's going to be great watching the Pope and the Curia face off.

"Sunday SUNDAY Sunday! ROMAN CATHOLIC SMACKDOWN! You'll pay for the Papal seat... but you'll only use the... er... never mind."
 
2013-06-19 10:21:08 AM  
But that twitter feed?
Too cool.
 
2013-06-19 10:22:16 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: I love how this pope has the Vatican behind him at every step basically saying "NO no he didn't mean that"


I believe this is the difference between someone who believes what is written in the Bible vs someone who believes what they think is written in the Bible.
 
2013-06-19 10:22:37 AM  
Quando omni flunkus mortati.

/if all else fails play dead.
 
2013-06-19 10:27:32 AM  
Vah! Denuone latine loquebar? Me ineptum. Interdum modo elabitur.
 
2013-06-19 10:30:03 AM  
Does this mean that the Pope is an Other?
 
2013-06-19 10:33:51 AM  

mysticcat: veni vidi twitti


www.fultun.in : veni
 
2013-06-19 10:38:09 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: I love how this pope has the Vatican behind him at every step basically saying "NO no he didn't mean that"


That's why there were a bunch of us on the day of the "Habemus Papem" saying "they elected a Jesuit? Really? This is going to be interesting to watch..."
 
2013-06-19 10:39:42 AM  
He also eats in public or he'd be dead already.
 
2013-06-19 10:42:56 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Cue the Dune "I like this Pope" quote, but he backed Vatican over the US nuns for "reeducation", and after he said that atheists could get to heaven, the Vatican issues a press release saying "uhhhhh.... no!"

/he did outlast JP1


unlikely: The Church has so much vested in the infallibility of the pope, but he just keeps horking off the curia right and left. It's going to be great watching the Pope and the Curia face off.

"Sunday SUNDAY Sunday! ROMAN CATHOLIC SMACKDOWN! You'll pay for the Papal seat... but you'll only use the... er... never mind."


Okay, then. It's not flip-flopping. He's a Jesuit Pope Biden. Cool.

/I like this Biden
 
2013-06-19 10:46:30 AM  
Wait until you see the new vestments.

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-19 10:51:30 AM  

Gonz: That's why there were a bunch of us on the day of the "Habemus Papem" saying "they elected a Jesuit? Really? This is going to be interesting to watch..."


I thought the same thing when I heard they chose a Jesuit

"Really....so you picking a member of a group you guys actually booted out of the church at one point?"
 
2013-06-19 10:53:28 AM  
Warden: Your turn, Johnny. The priest you've requested has arrived.

Charley: [pretending to be a priest] Are you ready, my son?

Johnny Dangerously: I'm ready if you are, father.

Charley: Dominus vobiscum nabisco. Espiritu sanctum. De gustibus.

Prisoner: [hands Johnny a part of a tommy gun] So long, Johnny.

Charley: Me gustibus. You gustibus. We missed the bus. They missed the bus.

Prisoner: [hands Johnny another piece of the gun] Be brave, huh, Johnny.

Charley: When's the next bus?

Johnny Dangerously: [begins putting the gun together behind the wardens back] Always, Nails.

Charley: Summa cum laude. Magna cum laude. The radio's too laude. Adeste fidelis.

Prisoner: [gives Johnny another piece] Good luck, Johnny.

Charley: Centra fidelis. High fidelis.

Johnny Dangerously: [struggling to put it together] Why didn't I take shop?

Charley: Post meridian. Ante meridian. Uncle meridian. All of the little meridians.

Prisoner: [adds another piece] Bye bye, Johnny.

Johnny Dangerously: [adds piece to gun] Bye, Rock.

Charley: Magna carta. Master charga.

Prisoner: [hands piece to Johnny] Spit in his eye, Johnny!

Johnny Dangerously: [finishes putting the gun together] OK, rabbi.

Charley: [opens his bible to reveal the gun's magazine] Dum procellas. Lotsa Vitalis.

Warden: Any last words, Johnny?
[gun cocks]
Warden: [turns to see Johnny pointing a tommy gun at him] Well said!
 
2013-06-19 10:57:04 AM  
Let's see.  He's for social justice, working wages, stated that good people will get their eternal reward no matter what faith they may or may not keep?  For the first time in my entire life, I think that an organized religion could possibly make this world a better place.

//I know about the gay thing, but let's face it folks: poverty is a more pressing concern than gay marriage.
 
2013-06-19 12:34:07 PM  
Ya-hoo! I mean "Splendidus est".

Farkers, of course, don't need to be told that you can read the latest news in Latin thanks to those silly, brave, somewhat geeky Finns at Nuntii latini:

http://yle.fi/radio1/tiede/nuntii_latini/

http://ephemeris.alcuinus.net/

They also have threads where you can chat in Latin.

The Finns started their original radio program in Latin because they knew that more Europeans have some Latin from high school or univeristy (about 60 million) than could even hope to learn Finnish, a very difficult language for most people because it is heavily inflected, unlike English which has lost almost all of the grammatical complexities through creolization between various languages of the Scandinavian and Germanic families. English is a sort of pidgin.

I've always loved Latin. I've always wanted to know at least one dead language.

According to Futurama, I only have to wait for French to die in less than one thousand years and I will have ticked off that item on my bucket list. Bonjour! as the Professor's useless translation machine would say!

I have a very, very basic ability to read simple Latin--comic books and the Vulgate are about my level. I have a smattering of Greek as well, but again, it is just enough to puzzle through a few lines of the Septuaginta or the Greek New Testament, maybe the odd maxim.

The web gives you resources of great value to learning languages if only you set your mind to it and work hard for several months at least. You can read newspapers, listen to radio, TV, movies, and so forth. In fact, most DVDs seem to have at least Spanish and French versions on them in Region One.

The hardest part about learning a language is the work. Mainly the revision. It is dull and it has to be timed carefully so your brain is receptive. I read an article about a man who has spent 25 years experimenting on himself, and he has found that timing is of the essence. I hope his research can be incorporated into language teaching and language learning software some day so picking up new languages will be a snap compared to the labour-intensive and wasteful methods of today.

But all you really need is stick-to-it-itivity. Some of the stupidest people on Earth speak one or more languages relatively fluently. Just turn on your TV or web browser and you can find them by the thousands.
 
2013-06-19 12:50:52 PM  
Papam don't preach.
 
2013-06-19 12:51:04 PM  
Buddy Pope?
 
2013-06-19 01:04:53 PM  
OtherLittleGuy: Cue the Dune "I like this Pope" quote, but he backed Vatican over the US nuns for "reeducation", and after he said that atheists could get to heaven, the Vatican issues a press release saying "uhhhhh.... no!"

/he did outlast JP1


He didn't say Athiests could get into heaven. He was saying that people have the ability to do good, with or without faith in Jesus, and everyone should strive to be decent human beings even if you believe in another faith or in no higher authority.

The next day there was the press release 'But they all still go to hell' - completely missing the point.
 
2013-06-19 01:19:03 PM  

Capo Del Bandito: OtherLittleGuy: Cue the Dune "I like this Pope" quote, but he backed Vatican over the US nuns for "reeducation", and after he said that atheists could get to heaven, the Vatican issues a press release saying "uhhhhh.... no!"

/he did outlast JP1

He didn't say Athiests could get into heaven. He was saying that people have the ability to do good, with or without faith in Jesus, and everyone should strive to be decent human beings even if you believe in another faith or in no higher authority.

The next day there was the press release 'But they all still go to hell' - completely missing the point.


My understanding was that the press release said "the reason they get their eternal reward is Jesus.  So be grateful".
 
2013-06-19 01:25:52 PM  

Lexx: Capo Del Bandito: OtherLittleGuy: Cue the Dune "I like this Pope" quote, but he backed Vatican over the US nuns for "reeducation", and after he said that atheists could get to heaven, the Vatican issues a press release saying "uhhhhh.... no!"

/he did outlast JP1

He didn't say Athiests could get into heaven. He was saying that people have the ability to do good, with or without faith in Jesus, and everyone should strive to be decent human beings even if you believe in another faith or in no higher authority.

The next day there was the press release 'But they all still go to hell' - completely missing the point.

My understanding was that the press release said "the reason they get their eternal reward is Jesus.  So be grateful".


I was using hyperbole. The vactican press people were trying to impress upon people the age old 'you will burn in hell' aspect while Francis was saying the 'love thy neighbor, be good people for goodness sake'.

If I was reading it correctly he was also saying something along the lines of Jesus makes his presence known to everyone in time, so stop bugging people about it.
 
2013-06-19 01:43:58 PM  
Caesar ad sum iam forti, Brutus aderat. Caesar sic in omnibus, Brutus in his at.
 
2013-06-19 04:29:44 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: after he said that atheists could get to heaven, the Vatican issues a press release saying "uhhhhh.... no!"


I like this Pope, because he seems to want to change the Church to focus on actual help for people.  After the PR you mention, trying to spin his comments to appeal to the 'core' instead of maybe allowing for some progress after 2000 years, I'm afraid that Francis is going to quickly sour and become a cynic. Which is a shame because I get the impression he wants to make the world better but is being stymied at every turn.
 
2013-06-20 01:39:24 PM  

unlikely: The Church has so much vested in the infallibility of the pope, but he just keeps horking off the curia right and left. It's going to be great watching the Pope and the Curia face off.

"Sunday SUNDAY Sunday! ROMAN CATHOLIC SMACKDOWN! You'll pay for the Papal seat... but you'll only use the... er... never mind."


Papal infallibility doesn't work the way you think.

(Basically, it's only been used twice, in the 19thC, to resolve a couple logic circles involving Mary)
 
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