April 9, 2010


The new liturgists have gotten rid of the sacred pulpits so that no villain will assert that the Church aspires to compete with the secular professors’ bully pulpits.

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  1. The original Spanish is:

    Los nuevos liturgistas han suprimido los púlpitos sagrados para que ningún malévolo sostenga que la Iglesia pretende rivalizar con las cátedras profanas.

  2. The Spanish word translated here as "bully pulpit" is cátedra. This word refers in Spanish primarily to a professor's professorship (cf. in English "endowed chair"), but also to a bishop's throne (cf. Latin cathedra, from the Greek καθέδρα).