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Friday, December 21, 2007

THE LANGUAGE THAT BUILT THE CHURCH

Where Has All the Latin Gone?

By Mark Cole

Mark Cole writes from Warren, Pennsylvania. If you would like to receive a trivial Latin e-mail on a highly occasional basis, please contact him at thelatinbumbler@yahoo.com.

It hardly seems necessary to note that Latin no longer occupies the same place within the Catholic Church that it once did. Not that the average Catholic worries much about it; all he's noticed is that the Mass is no longer said in Latin. Yet the decline of Latin reaches deeper into the heart of the Church than that, deep enough that it has changed the Church in profound ways.

Read this article here: New Oxford Review