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Damian McGrath | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, May 29 2018 2:20 PM

I was surprised to to find the above named document in my collection. It appears that there are a number of documents from some Congregations that have not made it yet to faithlife.

Could you please scour the vatican website and see what can be offered. 

Many of us also read other modern languages. I would be very happy to have some of these documents in Italian, French or Spanish if that is all that is officially available.

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Craig St. Clair (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 30 2018 12:37 PM

We have a good relationship with the LEV (Vatican Publishing House) and can get just about anything that you see on the Vatican's website.  The question becomes: what are folks willing to support financially.  It typically takes months to get the documents funded to produce in the software via the Pre-Publication Program.

Are there specific sets of documents that we don't have that you'd like to see?  I am all ears here because I am thinking a lot about Church documents right now.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2018 11:41 AM

Craig St. Clair (Faithlife):
Are there specific sets of documents that we don't have that you'd like to see?  I am all ears here because I am thinking a lot about Church documents right now.

I want to get Summorum Pontificum, in English and potentially other languages. I think that it should have been included in the Pope Benedict XVI document omnibus, but it was presumably left out because, when that collection went on Pre-Pub many years ago, Vatican.va only had the Latin and Hungarian versions of Summorum Pontificum, although it got an English translation a good while before the collection was even fully funded.

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Damian McGrath | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2018 3:47 PM

Thanks Craig.

No there was nothing specific in mind other than the Pastoral Directory (and the Congregation for Bishops Instruction on Diocesan Synods). I just like to have everything.

But, I am always referring to documents not yet translated into English and you probably have no market for this but i would appreciate them in whatever modern languages they are currently available. For example, all of the documents of the Pontifical Biblical Commission that are in Italian but not English.

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SineNomine -- Thanks for the backstory on Summorum Pontificum.  I'll add this to my list for my next round with the Vatican.

Damian McGrath -- English and Spanish translations of the documents are my focus right now simply because we have Verbum packages in those languages right now.  Church documents in other languages is something that is on my radar, but no immediate plans to add any new languages.  Hopefully in the future though.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 1 2018 10:42 AM

Craig St. Clair (Faithlife):
SineNomine -- Thanks for the backstory on Summorum Pontificum.  I'll add this to my list for my next round with the Vatican.

Thank you very much.

On a similar theme, it would be nice to have the documents of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei as well--particularly Universae Ecclesiae. While I personally believe that Summorum Pontificum should be included (without additional charge) in the Benedict XVI omnibus collection, given the marketing copy on the product page and when it was published in English, I also expect that a bilingual English-Latin collection consisting of or focused around the PCED documents and Summorum Pontificum would have a viable target market. (Bonus points for also including Pope St. John Paul II's motu proprio Ecclesia Dei adflicta, which established said Pontifical Commission.)

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