Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Cardinal Arinze: Bring Latin Back into the Mass

...or at least use it from time to time instead of leaving it in deep freeze.
Latin should be used more frequently in the Roman Catholic liturgy, according to a Vatican’s chief liturgist. Speaking Nov. 11 to the Archdiocese of St. Louis Gateway Liturgical Conference here, Cardinal Francis Arinze, the head of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, told the more than 250 people gathered that the Latin language is currently “in the ecclesiastical refrigerator.” “Mass today,” the 74-year-old conference keynoted added, “should be in Latin from time to time.”
To read the rest of the article click here. UPDATED: Can American Catholics adapt to a Latin Mass? To listen to an NPR discussion on this click here.

2 comments:

Amen! At least let's mandate certain parts of the Mass to be in Latin. It's more than just a language; it is tradition.

Tito said...

Michael,

Amen indeed.

Deo Gratis

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