The Plight of Latin

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Posted on March 14, 2012, in CATHOLIC PAMPHLETS. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Where can i get a Latin Mass is Dublin that is in line with the church, i am near Monkstown, they have a traditional, but i heard its not part of the church? Check this out.

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  2. Thank you Shane, the local priest today told me to check out Monkstown, i told him i dont think its part of the church, he still said check it out. I was checking out St Kevins earlier on the net.

  3. It’s interesting that Kieron Wood’s article anticipated some of the debate about the new English translation of the Mass.

    In the Faroe Islands in 2000 I found myself celebrating Mass in a home – there was no chapel on the particular island that had a monthly Mass – and we had no common language among the 15 or so present. I used English and Tagalog – we were in the home of a Filipino family – bit it didn’t cross my mind to use any Latin. It would now.

    I have celebrated the Novus Ordo Mass in Latin with Dutch Carmelite nuns in Iceland and with German Sisters in a retirement home near Munich. In both instances they were delighted to sing the Gregorian chants. The Dutch nuns in Iceland have since been replaced by Polish nuns.

    • Father, happy St. Patrick’s Day!

      Is Latin still taught in schools in the Philippines? (Only a handful of schools in Ireland teach it now.)

  4. I meant to include the following in my previous comment.

    I’ve posted a number of times about the extraordinary testimony of Lord (James) Molyneaux, the former head of the Ulster Unionist Party and an Anglican. He was a young officer in the British Army and part of the group that liberated Belsen. He ‘had no difficulty in following the old Latin Mass’, having attended a Catholic school in Antrim. Two Masses in Belsen Concentration Camp:

  5. Latin is hardly taught at all in the Philippines, except in some seminaries and, possibly, a few private schools. I say ‘some seminaries’ because I don’t know what the general situation is.

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