Thursday, October 24, 2013

Someone should get right on that

The latest issue of the Catholic Herald, the official magazine of the Diocese of Sacramento, has a lengthy feature article which interviews many priests about the challenges of ministry in an ethnically diverse and multicultural parish. English Mass, Spanish Mass, Filipino Mass, Vietnamese Mass... reading about all of those different languages gave me an idea. What if the Church used only one language? Like, suppose she set aside one language for use in all of her public ceremonies such as the celebration of the Mass or a baptism or confirmation? Call it a liturgical language if you will. I'm pretty dumb but I vaguely recall reading somewhere that in the distant past the Church had such a language. She seems to have done all right for herself back then. But then what do I know?

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