Pentecost – Speaking in Many Languages – Vatican II

This is just a quick food for thought. During Pentecost the disciples spoke in every language. For a while Latin served as a way to speak to all the nations. It still does, but what Vatican II realized was that the vernacular was needed to continue to speak to every nation well and with force.Continue reading “Pentecost – Speaking in Many Languages – Vatican II”

The Order of the Mass Latin and English (Ordinary Form) – Vatican II Loves Latin

Did Vatican II do away with Latin? It was not the council’s intention. “Particular law remaining in force, the use of the Latin Langauge is to be preserved in the Latin rites.” (Sacrosanctum Concilium, n.36) “Steps should be taken so that the faithful may also be able to say or to sing together in LatinContinue reading “The Order of the Mass Latin and English (Ordinary Form) – Vatican II Loves Latin”