Dominus Vobiscum: Notes from a massgoer's underground
. . . In fact quite a few when we look at what two popes and one ecumenical council had to say about Latin in the mass.
Take Pius XII in 1947 with his Mediator Dei.
Regarding the use of Latin within the Mass, Venerable Pius XII wrote:
“The use of the Latin language, customary in a considerable portion of the Church, is a manifest and beautiful sign of unity, as well as an effective antidote for any corruption of doctrinal truth.” (MD 60)
While the Holy Father recognized that “the use of the mother tongue in connection with several of the rites” may be of advantage to the faithful, nowhere did he advocate for the removal of Latin from the Holy Mass.
Much less call it a disrupter of unity to be treated as a fly in the ointment.
That’s not all. Nothing is more revered and…
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