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The Catechism of the Council of Trent Paperback – February 1, 1992
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I was once told by a liberal Catholic man that the Roman Cathecism was only meant for priests, not regular Catholics, so he recommended not the Catechism of the Catholic Church, but a different modern catechism. This same man also told me that, in the prayers of consecration in the Mass, the phrase "pro multis" was properly translated "for all" in the Ordinary Rite because I noticed that the Latin original had "pro multis" which is literally "for many" in English, and one does not need to be fluent in ecclesiastical Latin to know the entymology of the English prefix "multi" to know that. That discussion occurred in the late 1990s. A few years ago, I learned that a new translation of the Ordinary RIte Mass in English was authorized, and one of the corrections made was to translate the Latin "pro multis" to "for (the) many". Some church leaders criticized the undertaking because correcting the translation would just confuse the laity, but I believe practicing faithful want a correctly translated Mass, and the current translation is much more accurate than the previous one. This is one reason why it would be good for the faithful practicing Catholic to own the Roman Catechism. I may not be Catholic myself, but despite bad people in the Catholic Church through the ages, I believe the Catholic Church was good for Europe. Even the Tibetan Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman, the father of actress Uma Thurman has said as much, and he is certainly no Traditionalist Catholic.
My only problem is that on page 445 it seems to backslide on usury by defining money as both capital and as useless money as a tool. So it says, in a footnote that seems to contradict the clear language in the text, that interest may be charged because "capital" is another tool in the increase in the amount of wealth. I'm not sure if this is a modern insert in a Vatican II abomination or not, the footnote is from what looks to be a modern book " The science of Ethics" by Cronin. The text itself says nothing about any exception. A bank or investor can agree to get a share of what increase in wealth that is made out of their investment but anything else is robbery. To demand repayment in full at a set time is natural and fine but to demand more than what is invested regardless of a profit or loss is made is slavery and immoral. A fixed fee that does not scale is fine as well, but usury is an iron hard form of pay me more than I loaned you regardless of anything that happens, this is slavery and robbery. This is the goal of usury, to not really care if they get the full amount back but to keep one paying and in debt ad infinitum and this is slavery and this was legalized criminality over centuries in the leading countries mostly Low Countries and England. This is not to even get to the criminal central banking scam that is much more insidious nor to get to the reserve banking scam either.