Wednesday, December 01, 2010

WikiLeaks Hit Rome, Too!

Well, it wasn't a leak from the Secretary of State of the Vatican. It was a leak of some version or other of the new translation of the Mass (due here First Advent/2011.) It's another case of 'why secrets are not always good.'

Jeff Tucker has a mid-length essay on the whole Missal froubaderie which is interesting in itself--even without WikiLeaks.

Towards the end of his essay, Tucker makes the point that the secrecy bug has arisen again in Rome--to the detriment of the 2008 translation approved by damn near everyone in the English-speaking world. That bug is also the cause of the horrific trials of the faithful (victims and not) in the Milwaukee Archdiocese and a lot of other places, and was the bug which dropped the current--awful--translation onto the Church in the first place.

He also opines, correctly, that there are just too damn many "secrets" out there. That point was also made regarding the infamous WikiLeaks release of a few days ago.

Secrets, of course, are made so generally for the benefit of a very few, who lust for the power of knowing secrets, even if they are trivial. Thus we have the silliness of "secrets" such as whether HRC asked her UN reps to "spy" on other UN reps. And, in the case at hand, of whether a comma should be moved.

Altogether sad.

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