Saturday, August 12, 2006

Laetare Veram ad South Bendensem

Memo to anyone anywhere near the University of Notre Dame: mark your calendars.

Again, mark your calendars. You're in for a treat.

Tip to dotCom for the announcement:

Is Latin Really Dead?
Why the Academy and the Church Should Preserve the Latin Language

An informal conversation with
Reginald Foster, O.C.D.
Department of Latin Letters
Secretariat of State
The Vatican

Date: Thursday, August 24, 2006
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Place: Notre Dame Law School, Room 120

"Informal conversation"? Deus meus -- he's gonna come out swinging.

Earth to the Dome: do the academy and the church the service of webcasting this thing.... It's eons bigger than Michael Miller's Halloween visit.

Reggie's annual trek home to Milwaukee to pick up a new supply of the workman's uniforms he uses as his habit and to visit the good sisters who're still around who taught him in elementary school has become one of the sure signs of Roman August. And, of course, the man -- who, according to at least one cardinal, "speaks like a monument" -- is living proof that Latin belongs to the whole church, not just the ones who can't speak it for their lives whilst using it as justification to play dress up with your grandmother's curtains.

In case anyone needs catching up, the latest "Latin Lover" (link opens as mp3) has Foster translating "I slept in a bungalow."