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How well do Catholics in the USA know Latin?

How well do Catholics in the USA know Latin? How well do Catholics in the USA and other countries speak Latin? Generally speaking, Catholics have a very poor working knowledge of Latin, while many ...
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Did Greek weigh more heavily on Bible study than Latin historically, while it is the opposite today?

As curiousdannii commented, “People learn Latin to study medieval theologians. People learn Greek to study the New Testament itself.” Although studying Greek may no longer be as important today, any ...
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Did Greek weigh more heavily on Bible study than Latin historically, while it is the opposite today?

Did Greek weigh more heavily on Bible study than Latin historically, while it is the opposite today? The short answer is no, at least from the creation of the Vulgate in 382 by St. Jerome until the ...
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Directive of Pope John XXIII Restoring Latin as the Language of Instruction in All Seminaries and Pontifical Institutions

He's probably referring to John XXIII's 1962 encyclical Veterum Sapientia: On the Promotion of the Study of Latin: In accordance with numerous previous instructions, the major sacred sciences shall ...
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Hugh of Saint-Cher's complete Bible commentary (Postillæ in totam Bibliam)?

I don't think there is any English translation of the whole thing, just quotes here and there in other works. The Latin text of his Postilla (8 vols. in folio. Venetiis:1703) can be conveniently ...
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Did Greek weigh more heavily on Bible study than Latin historically, while it is the opposite today?

I'll give you an answer to the second part from a modern Protestant point of view. Modern Protestant seminaries teach elementary Biblical Greek as a matter of course, usually as a compulsory subject. ...
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Did Greek weigh more heavily on Bible study than Latin historically, while it is the opposite today?

Ken Graham's answer is limited in its view to the Latin West. Greek has been used continuously as the language of Scripture, liturgy and theological discourse in the Greek-speaking world, which ...
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