Latin Mass

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by William Joyce, Jun 28, 2009.

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    Just went to one. Very beautiful. The women all wore head coverings, men mostly in suits. The church was packed. I haven't seen a Catholic mass that well attended for years. Maybe it's not true that people want "religion lite".... maybe they actually want "religion real."
     
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    Agreed.

    The mass in Latin is far more beautiful to listen to.
     
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    I have been attending traditional Tridentine Mass whenever I can. One thing you will also notice is the number of young people attending. Early 20's and many teens usually have a big presence no matter what part of the country I am in.
     
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    Latin mass is for losers. You don't even understand what's being said. And if you do, you're an even bigger loser.
     
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    Much like today's vernacular Mass, the same prayers are said almost every Sunday. Pre Vatican 2, most Mass attendees followed along in their Missal, a personal book similar to a missallette used by many churches today.

    Since people use missallettes today to follow the Mass in English or their own language, how is it any different than using a worship aide to follow the Mass in Latin?

    After only attending a few times I was quite comfortable with the latin responses.
     
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    'Ad deum qui laetificat juventutem meam.' There were weeks when I said those beginning mass server words ten times or more as all the old Italian women in black sat devout, head down.
     

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