Tag Archives: Latin

ASK FATHER: Will the Extraordinary Form outlast the Novus Ordo? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Since His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has allowed the Latin mass to be celebrated by Priest without special per mission, many younger Priest and young Catholics have been celebrating the Latin mass more often. Do you think this … Continue reading

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Renaissance triumphalist crowing both in bad taste and divisive

I saw a mordantly amusing comment from Fr. Hunwicke over at his blog HERE.  He mused about the recent 50th anniversary of Paul VI going to a Roman parish to say Mass in Italian.   Perpend.  My emphases and added … Continue reading

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Want to attract people to Mass? Get rid of Latin! (NOT!)

My friend Fr. Finelli has some good advice.
If you want to attract people to Mass, get rid of Latin!  [Don’t worry.  Keep reading.]
Almost every Catholic parish you enter in the US, it would be a slight miracle to hear the … Continue reading

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“lingua latina bene calleant”

Many are the times that I have lamented the nearly complete disobedience to the Code of Canon Law and the expressed will of modern Roman Pontiffs about the Latin language.  For example, the 1983 Code of Canon Law, can. 249, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mass in Classical Latin

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Could the Mass and the Office be said in the classical pronunciation?
Yes.  It would be a little strange, but, yes.
The way we speak Latin in the Church right now is based on how Italian is pronounced, or, how … Continue reading

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When ‘experts’ interpret the wishes of the laity: What could go wrong?

Over at NLM my friend Gregory DiPippo has a fine essay with reflections on the imposition of the vernacular for Holy Mass back in 1969/70.  This topic has been on my mind lately, given that we have been at this … Continue reading

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A 5-year old shows us how it’s done

For those snobby dopes out there who think Joe and Mary Bagofdoughnuts in the pews are too stoopid to handle Latin or that hearing some chant is toooo haaaard.
Here is a 5 year old singing the common Christian table prayer … Continue reading

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Of Latin oddities

I can’t resist this one from Dr. Peters:
Lighter fare: [thanks for the homage] can bad Latin save a papacy?
by Dr. Edward Peters
I got an odd one a few days ago (okay, I get lots of odd ones, but this one … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Ways to improve celebration of Mass with Novus Ordo

From a reader:
We are trying to help make a very reverent Ordinary Form mass. Any suggestions?
We thought Ad Orientem and Sung Propers might be a good start! Any other suggestions?
Right off the bat, we can all improve our own participation at … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: Leo XIII’s Latin Riddles

I have known about Pope Leo’s poetry for quite a long time. But this is great!
From CNS:
Papal puzzler: Leo XIII anonymously published riddles in Latin
Pope Leo XIII, born in 1810, is credited with being the founder of Catholic social teaching. … Continue reading

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