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January 13, 2004 at 8:59 pm #2312
[quote:119n2btf]Yes, that is one of the things I hear from people that grew up with Mass in Latin is that the priest spoke a funny language and people just repeated what they were supposed to, etc…. With the Mass in someone’s native language they can now participate more and have a greater appreciation for what is happening. [/quote:119n2btf]
The “funny” language – Latin – is still the official language of the Church. A layman in my parish, in reference to Latin said, “I don’t believe in mumbo jumbo. I reminded him, as I remind you, of its offical status in the Church.