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James Carroll

The changing language of God

By James Carroll
October 30, 2006

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"AD DEUM qui laetificat juventutem meam," I said with a proud flourish. As an altar boy, it was my sacred privilege to recite such antiphons in response to the priest. "I will go unto the altar of God," he had just said in Latin, the opening phrase of the Catholic Mass. My reply translates as, "To God who gives joy ... (Full article: 758 words)

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