Thanks so much for the translation. I had guessed its content but have never studied Latin. French and Spanish (and American Sign Language) I can fake.
I am sure the good fathers would be proud that you still remember your Latin grammar. Thanks again!
The most curious aspect of it, to my mind, is that the priests penned their response in Latin, while the version offered them - by someone probably much more comfortable with Latin than with English - was in English.
Neil (whose faking would be Spanish or French - but could, once upon a time, make some little conversation with ASL)