Monday, August 23, 2010

The tone in the diocesan newspaper has perceptively tightened up as of this week but, for now, Fr. Dietzen's column still appears. This week, the question was about how books of the Bible, like the Gospels, disagree on objective facts, like Jesus' ancestors. Fr. Dietzen quotes something from the PBC:
"The truth of the story is not at all affected by the fact that the evangelists relate the words and deeds of the Lord in a different order and express his sayings not literally but differently, while preserving (their) sense."
And I just wondered that if it doesn't matter in the Scripture, why should it matter so much in the liturgy1.

1 "the need to be as true as possible to the original languages in which the prayers were first written"

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