I’ll do it! Latin “ut” is my next literary foray *pro bono Ecclesiae*

My first literary foray for a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute was Luke 15:11-32, which had the effect of making huge strides in the science of critica textus, dealing with the papyri and codices, and then making discoveries about a far-reaching theological history of the Church regarding grace over Pelagianism, involving a number of ecumenical councils and our greatest of theologian saints, from Augustine to Aquinas. But none of that has yet to come to light. Sigh. It was this experience that thrust me deep into the hell of the betrayal of the Church wrought in Cardinal Bea’s “Christian Unity” efforts. This was to be a doctoral thesis until a certain Cardinal discovered what it was that I was bringing to light. That was all smacked down to the end that the darkness might increase. So, none of that has come to light either. Sigh.

My second literary foray for a Doctorate in Theology was Genesis 2:4a–3:24, making discoveries about original sin and the Immaculate Conception that have not yet to come to light. Sigh. This is my daily anguish. This thrust me deeply into the hell of the betrayal of the Church wrought under the mantel of “interreligious dialogue,” which is anything but. But none of that has come to light either. Sigh.

My third literary foray – if my guardian angel is tasked with making this happen – is to be on the tiny Latin word “ut” in a very particular literary, syntactical context. Others have made discoveries and brought them to light. At least that’s what I’m told. Fine. I didn’t pay attention because those I assume were in the know about such things, namely, John Paul II and Benedict XVI, didn’t bring such matters to the attention of the Church at the time, I think because so many decades ago it wasn’t seen as the main engine driving the drastic measures some took over against the authority of Holy Mother Church. But as the years and decades have progressed, the problems posed by “ut” or the lack of “ut” are so very enormous in just these very days and weeks and months that I surmise almost no one in the entire Church will have the graced fortitude to deal with the matter at hand. Almost. No. One. People have tried to bring this to light but no one paid attention. I would like to try again. Perhaps I can add something, much more likely if I do not take into account what others have said, but look at it all freshly.

The problem, and it is a problem that cannot be solved without the grace of repentance, is that people are afraid of the darkness. People run away just as the Apostles fled from Calvary. I have seen so much betrayal of the Church in such high places in the Holy See and amongst the shakers and movers who literally mock God with what they congratulate themselves to be their rendering of irreversible destruction of the Church that… well… God help me… And God did help me.

Those who have not suffered through the discovery of hell where it should not be… well… humanly speaking… I just don’t see how they will be able to face the truth of the matter. But we have to start somewhere. Why not on the most unknown blog in the world coming from the most unknown priest in literally the smallest parish of North America?

Mind you. I’m NOT the person to do this. Latin is not my wheelhouse. I’m a Reggie-ite, to be sure, but Hebrew and Greek are where I thrive. I do know Latin enough to solve the most impossible imbecilities that, say, Nostra Aetate has to offer, even some of the more obscure passages of Dei Verbum over against Trent, but I welcome any smackdowns from those who know better than I do about anything Latinitas. I do this not out of hubris, but because I’ve seen this kind of horror before. I’m familiar with the protagonists of hellish betrayal. I know how it is that Bellarmine came to exclaim twice: the Church has never been so close to falling into hell. Of course, that is never the case, as Christ our God has a good grip on us and no one will rip us away from Him.

“Ut” is a small word, but has enormous consequence. It speaks to consequence. What I will say will not be very longwinded, such as any thesis might be. It is not filled with subtleties. Observations will be obvious to all. Yet, I can guarantee that the resistance to reason will be belligerent, that is, provocative of a veritable war. Yes.

I recall a certain pious and studious soul of bygone centuries who discovered some such thing as this and it was brought to the attention of the Holy Father of the day. The response was that, although this fellow was entirely correct in what he discovered, it was not at all the time for a correction to be made. Sigh. In this case, however, there is a time-limit for all things to be done normally. There is an out, but our Lord likes to work with normal means. But the powers that be, so to speak, must to their part.


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5 responses to “I’ll do it! Latin “ut” is my next literary foray *pro bono Ecclesiae*

  1. Aussie Mum

    ‘Latin “ut” is my next literary foray’
    Keep going Father.

  2. nancyv

    Well, if there are illiterates like me, google just got many hits for “ut”. I still don’t get it…but I will await.

  3. Gina Nakagawa

    Would love to read this document, Father.

  4. Joisy Goil

    Latin “UT” means “AND” in English, according to Google translation. I had to look it up too because my memory of Latin isn’t the best. Of course, I studied Latin about 60 years ago. (telling my age, huh?)

    Father, I think you should just jump in and write. Even if you have to hide your thesis away, do it! At worst it will be found in the future and your knowledge will be shared posthumously. Do not hide your talent under a basket.

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