From a reader…
For about a year now, we have been using Latin for the “Our Father” (sung, BTW) and “Agnus Dei” (also the Kyrie) but the rest is said in the vernacular. When I asked about it, my priest said he hopes to begin saying the EF and this is a way to slowly teach the prayers. Is there anything “wrong” with this? I mean much leeway is given in the other direction, so I like seeing change going more “traditional”.
Wrong with it? On the contrary! The more Latin in the Ordinary Form the better.
Latin is the proper language of the public sacred worship of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church.
The Council Fathers had intended that Latin be maintained while giving some space to the vernacular.
A great deal of content is lost in translation.
And if Father is moving toward also using the traditional form of Holy Mass, that’s great.