User talk:Angel of the Lord

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Again, welcome! John Vandenberg 05:00, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Of course Wikisource is the best :-) But, we have a lot more to do before we gain critical mass. There are many editions of the Bible that are incomplete, and even more than we have yet to start on. see Wikisource:WikiProject Bible. Also, Easton's Bible Dictionary is incomplete. If you have a copy of Catholic Encyclopedia (1913), we need those articles proof-read. Let me know if you need some guidance getting started on these or any other project you have in mind. John Vandenberg 01:53, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
As a catholic, Wikisource:Roman Catholicism is the central topical index to start looking for texts to read, improve or add. Wikisource:Saints is another good launching pad. Category:Popes needs to be expanded and taken into the care of someone who is dedicated to this topical area. For example, on Author:Pope Paul IV is listed Cum ex Apostolatus Officio, but that document is currently of unknown origin - we need to know who the translator is in order to know that it is public domain. Category:Papal bulls is obviously in need of expansion. John Vandenberg 02:24, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
Good to hear you are on board. w:Category:Papal bulls holds all of the Wikipedia articles about papal bulls. The first one I clicked on w:Quantum praedecessores tells me that the text can be found here, which notes down the bottom that the translation comes from:
from Doeberl, Monumenta Germania Selecta, Vol 4, p. 40, trans in Ernest F. Henderson, Select Historical Documents of the Middle Ages, (London: George Bell and Sons, 1910), pp. 333-336
A quick look around the Internet indicates that Ernest Flagg Henderson died in 1928, which means his copyright expired in 1928 + 70 = 1998. A PDF of this book can be found here.
So, the next step is to drop the text of that papal bull into "Quantum praedecessores". John Vandenberg 14:31, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Happy and Gay[edit]

Hi, I reverted your change to A Christmas Carol, because if Dickens used the word "gaily", we can't change it to another word and then publish it as Dickens. Also, I think most people are aware of the older meaning of "gay". Regards. Cowardly Lion 02:06, 29 December 2007 (UTC)


You sir, look like the kind of user that could help us expand Wikisource:Christianity! You up for helping us add new texts? Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Haile Selassie 03:51, 29 December 2007 (UTC)