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Quid Pro Quo

February 1, 2020


In the recent spate of impeachment activities that either enthralled you or stupefied you with boredom, a Latin phrase quid pro quo, was thrown around as describing one sin of the President. The phrase means literally something for something, a favor for a favor. Later on, bribery was hurled at the President as one of […]

Interpreting and Translating

September 24, 2017


Not too long ago a good friend who read my column on St. Francis and the Crusaders (I know, it sounds like a 1960s rock group) reminded me that a lot rides on a translation. Some folks believe quite sincerely that the only decent and true translation of the Bible is the King James version, […]