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German language resources on Traditional Catholicism
« on: November 14, 2020, 09:26:27 AM »
As I have mentioned, I have started studying German. I am currently looking for resources to help create an immersion experience.

Lots of people recommend that learners watch TV and movies in their target language and I've tried that. However, I find much of these media distasteful (in any language).  It seems to me that German entertainment, at least that I've found in language site lists of recommended shows , tends to be especially dark, gritty, and violent. And, like American media, the comedy tends toward raunchy.

Anyhow it occurred to me that it would be better to get language practice and exposure in a traditional Catholic context.  There are almost certainly German language homilies, catechesis, and spiritual classics out there.  Perhaps there are wholesome/ Catholic entertainment shows too.

Can people recommend resources like this?  I want things for watching, listening and reading.   I am, now, especially interested in easy, beginner level materials, probably intended for children.  Presumably I will be able to understand more difficult material as I progress, so I would like recommendations for that as well.

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Re: German language resources on Traditional Catholicism
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2020, 12:52:19 PM »
Thanks for the recommendations, Heinrich. I'll keep these in mind for when I know more German.

I found something for my current level by looking at the SSPX Germany site.  They have a series of short talks for children where the presenter speaks slowly and clearly and shows pictures. So I can sort of follow along.   Here is a sample:

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Re: German language resources on Traditional Catholicism
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2020, 01:55:16 PM »
KonservativerKatholik is a German, I think, and he might have some good input as well!   

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Re: German language resources on Traditional Catholicism
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2020, 04:45:37 PM »
Thanks for the recommendations, Heinrich. I'll keep these in mind for when I know more German.

I found something for my current level by looking at the SSPX Germany site.  They have a series of short talks for children where the presenter speaks slowly and clearly and shows pictures. So I can sort of follow along.   Here is a sample:


Father is most likely from Austria, and possibly from the SW region at that. Alemannic German is spoken there, which can in a way be said to be a dialect of a dialect(Austro Bavarian). Hence, this is not beginner level as the cadence and pronunciation deviates markedly from the standard (plosive) High German*. I wouldn't call this any more difficult than what you would find on Gloria.TV or KTV.

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_German_consonant_shift
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Re: German language resources on Traditional Catholicism
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2020, 05:09:33 PM »
This is not trad, but it's got a lot of stuff on it:
http://kath.net/

This is trad, and it has a LOT of stuff, both for kids and adults. 
https://introibo.net/index.php

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Re: German language resources on Traditional Catholicism
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2020, 04:18:21 PM »
My "go-to site" for German traditional catholic news is https://www.katholisches.info/. kath.net is ok for news, albeit not trad, rather a cardinal Müller type conservative site. The youtube channel "Marcellus" https://www.youtube.com/c/MarcelluskatholischeTradition/videos contains a lot of different material: I especially like Lothar Barth's talks. He is a professor for classical philology and his talks about the purposefully mistranslated council documents are especially enlightening. He's close to the FSSPX although no claqueur like he always says. There are also lots of sermons by Pfr. Hans Milch (a traditional catholic priest who paved the way for FSSPX in Germany).
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Re: German language resources on Traditional Catholicism
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2020, 05:14:48 PM »
My "go-to site" for German traditional catholic news is https://www.katholisches.info/. kath.net is ok for news, albeit not trad, rather a cardinal Müller type conservative site. The youtube channel "Marcellus" https://www.youtube.com/c/MarcelluskatholischeTradition/videos contains a lot of different material: I especially like Lothar Barth's talks. He is a professor for classical philology and his talks about the purposefully mistranslated council documents are especially enlightening. He's close to the FSSPX although no claqueur like he always says. There are also lots of sermons by Pfr. Hans Milch (a traditional catholic priest who paved the way for FSSPX in Germany).

These look great.  Is there any sort of site where I could find a traditional Catholic to be my language partner?  There are general sites to match partners (either for speaking or writing) but I would enjoy communicating with a trad more than a random person I find at italki or whatever.  Ideally it should be a person whose English is around the same level as my German, but all the Germans i know speak English way to well to be suitable.
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Re: German language resources on Traditional Catholicism
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2020, 05:37:55 PM »
My "go-to site" for German traditional catholic news is https://www.katholisches.info/. kath.net is ok for news, albeit not trad, rather a cardinal Müller type conservative site. The youtube channel "Marcellus" https://www.youtube.com/c/MarcelluskatholischeTradition/videos contains a lot of different material: I especially like Lothar Barth's talks. He is a professor for classical philology and his talks about the purposefully mistranslated council documents are especially enlightening. He's close to the FSSPX although no claqueur like he always says. There are also lots of sermons by Pfr. Hans Milch (a traditional catholic priest who paved the way for FSSPX in Germany).

These look great.  Is there any sort of site where I could find a traditional Catholic to be my language partner?  There are general sites to match partners (either for speaking or writing) but I would enjoy communicating with a trad more than a random person I find at italki or whatever.  Ideally it should be a person whose English is around the same level as my German, but all the Germans i know speak English way to well to be suitable.

Perhaps write an email to an SSPX or FSSP priest in Germany and ask to put that out to their parish? 
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Re: German language resources on Traditional Catholicism
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2020, 07:33:47 PM »
My "go-to site" for German traditional catholic news is https://www.katholisches.info/. kath.net is ok for news, albeit not trad, rather a cardinal Müller type conservative site. The youtube channel "Marcellus" https://www.youtube.com/c/MarcelluskatholischeTradition/videos contains a lot of different material: I especially like Lothar Barth's talks. He is a professor for classical philology and his talks about the purposefully mistranslated council documents are especially enlightening. He's close to the FSSPX although no claqueur like he always says. There are also lots of sermons by Pfr. Hans Milch (a traditional catholic priest who paved the way for FSSPX in Germany).

These look great.  Is there any sort of site where I could find a traditional Catholic to be my language partner?  There are general sites to match partners (either for speaking or writing) but I would enjoy communicating with a trad more than a random person I find at italki or whatever.  Ideally it should be a person whose English is around the same level as my German, but all the Germans i know speak English way to well to be suitable.

Perhaps write an email to an SSPX or FSSP priest in Germany and ask to put that out to their parish?

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Re: German language resources on Traditional Catholicism
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2020, 07:44:31 PM »
My "go-to site" for German traditional catholic news is https://www.katholisches.info/. kath.net is ok for news, albeit not trad, rather a cardinal Müller type conservative site. The youtube channel "Marcellus" https://www.youtube.com/c/MarcelluskatholischeTradition/videos contains a lot of different material: I especially like Lothar Barth's talks. He is a professor for classical philology and his talks about the purposefully mistranslated council documents are especially enlightening. He's close to the FSSPX although no claqueur like he always says. There are also lots of sermons by Pfr. Hans Milch (a traditional catholic priest who paved the way for FSSPX in Germany).

These look great.  Is there any sort of site where I could find a traditional Catholic to be my language partner?  There are general sites to match partners (either for speaking or writing) but I would enjoy communicating with a trad more than a random person I find at italki or whatever.  Ideally it should be a person whose English is around the same level as my German, but all the Germans i know speak English way to well to be suitable.

Perhaps write an email to an SSPX or FSSP priest in Germany and ask to put that out to their parish?

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Re: German language resources on Traditional Catholicism
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2020, 07:45:33 PM »
My "go-to site" for German traditional catholic news is https://www.katholisches.info/. kath.net is ok for news, albeit not trad, rather a cardinal Müller type conservative site. The youtube channel "Marcellus" https://www.youtube.com/c/MarcelluskatholischeTradition/videos contains a lot of different material: I especially like Lothar Barth's talks. He is a professor for classical philology and his talks about the purposefully mistranslated council documents are especially enlightening. He's close to the FSSPX although no claqueur like he always says. There are also lots of sermons by Pfr. Hans Milch (a traditional catholic priest who paved the way for FSSPX in Germany).

These look great.  Is there any sort of site where I could find a traditional Catholic to be my language partner?  There are general sites to match partners (either for speaking or writing) but I would enjoy communicating with a trad more than a random person I find at italki or whatever.  Ideally it should be a person whose English is around the same level as my German, but all the Germans i know speak English way to well to be suitable.

Perhaps write an email to an SSPX or FSSP priest in Germany and ask to put that out to their parish?

Wieso nicht du?
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Re: German language resources on Traditional Catholicism
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