Marriage Research Committee Seeks Translators
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Posted by: Sr. Victoria Vondenberger, RSM
The Marriage Research Committee of the Canon Law Society of America is
beginning an effort to publish Rotal decisions in English. With the
permission of the Dean of the Rota, we soon will ask the Rotal auditors
to provide our team of translators with copies of their decisions in
order to make this important jurisprudence more widely available. As
part of this project, we need to identify translators who are (1)
fluent in English and the many other languages quoted in Rotal
Sentences and (2) have a background in jurisprudence. If you qualify
and would be interested in assisting in our efforts, please contact me
privately at the e-mail, FAX, or address indicated below.
Our plan is to have one person translate a given decision from its
original language(s) into English and have a second person, also fluent
in both English and the language(s) involved, review the translation.
Then the translations will be reviewed again for clarity in expressing
in English the jurisprudence as well as for grammar and syntax. The
resulting English text of each Sentence will be sent to the ponens at
the Rota for final review.
I hope that many of you will consider assisting in this major effort to
make Rotal jurisprudence available in English in a timely manner so
that we may comply with Dignitas Connubii, article 35, and Pastor
Bonus, article 126.
Sister Victoria Vondenberger,RSM,JCL
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
100 East Eighth St
Cincinnati Ohio 45202
513-421-3131- ext. 1229