Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Good Pope John railing against anti-Latin innovators
"Let no innovator dare to write against the use of Latin in the sacred rites." Well plenty of innovators have done so and nowadays you are thought a bit of a maverick if you write too much in favour of Latin in the sacred rites.
Perhaps the Year of Faith and the worldwide re-examination of Vatican II that will be a part of it, might help continue to redress the balance. Although there is plenty of support for Latin on the Catholic blogosphere, I hear all the time from people who are looked on as weirdos if they even suggest a little bit of Latin in their Sunday novus ordo Mass.
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