Latin Is Lovely, But Vernacular’s Spectacular

Choir singing

Recently I overheard a woman speaking angrily on the way out of church. She was upset that the parish had recently reverted to Latin for the Agnus Dei and the Sanctus. Not the whole Mass, mind you; just those two brief and familiar Latin settings. “Why should we go backward?!” the woman exclaimed.I'll tell you why: Latin is a universal language. As Catholics, we are not just this small group, this ladies' altar society, this community of believers. No, in faith we reach beyond this subu … [Read more...]


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