Monday, May 21, 2007

Latin Mass

According to a recent interview with Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos, the anticipated permission for a wider use of the Tridentine liturgy is not going to be limited to the Mass, but will include "the former Latin liturgy in the celebration of the
Eucharist and the other sacraments."
Because the Mass is the most outstanding act of worship, I guess speaking of the "Latin Mass" is a kind of verbal shortcut. Or maybe most people forgot that all the sacraments were celebrated in Latin!
For me, I am not too enthusiastic about this. I am one of those people who actually remembers the Tridentine Mass, even if I was only a little kid. Besides, just the thought that the Mass readings would be so limited to a single set, year in and year out, makes me wonder if people will be getting enough of the Word of God to sustain them. Of course, if we actually took to heart even a single passage of the Gospel, the world would be transformed in short order!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Res Ipsa Loquitur