Why the Bishops hate Latin
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As a recent convert from protestantism, I had absolutely no exposure to Latin during my younger years - I even went to a Catholic High School (Novus Ordo) and never heard  Latin there either.

I converted to the Catholic Church through an indult parish and I picked up Latin within a year.  After serving at the altar for the past three years I can honestly say I know exactly what's being said throughout most of the TLM (I'm still working on the Epistles, Gospels, Tracts, etc.).
Latin is not hard especially if you're exposed to it on a weekly basis and make an effort to follow along in your missal.  There are many lay people I've seen who go to Mass and make no concerted effort to follow along.  They're like zombies fulfilling their minimum obligation of attending Mass, just watching the pretty ceremony and have no clue as to what's going on.  Perhaps they think they'll pick it up through ossmosis or something.

The key is being exposed to the language.  If the laity and the clergy are never exposed to Latin then it will be intimidating, foreign and will make no sense to them of what's being said or what's going on.  Why in the world would they want to say (or hear) Mass in Latin when a vernacular option is offered?
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Why the Bishops hate Latin - by Augstine Baker - 04-19-2010, 10:08 AM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by littlerose - 04-19-2010, 10:55 AM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by trident59 - 04-19-2010, 12:07 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by Petertherock - 04-19-2010, 01:45 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by SLCFranciscan - 04-19-2010, 04:54 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by Credo - 04-19-2010, 05:14 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by littlerose - 04-19-2010, 06:31 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by glgas - 04-19-2010, 07:51 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by littlerose - 04-19-2010, 08:27 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by newtolatin - 04-19-2010, 09:46 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by arashijing - 04-20-2010, 03:53 AM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by glgas - 04-20-2010, 06:40 AM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by Petertherock - 04-20-2010, 11:24 AM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by littlerose - 04-20-2010, 12:00 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by salus - 04-20-2010, 01:28 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by littlerose - 04-20-2010, 02:47 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by mike6240 - 04-20-2010, 03:22 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by glgas - 04-20-2010, 04:59 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by Mhoram - 04-20-2010, 06:03 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by salus - 04-20-2010, 07:51 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by salus - 04-20-2010, 09:52 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by littlerose - 04-20-2010, 11:18 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by glgas - 04-22-2010, 06:09 AM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by ardens - 04-24-2010, 01:51 AM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by ardens - 04-29-2010, 04:51 AM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by Historian - 04-29-2010, 03:55 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by Roger Buck - 05-01-2010, 02:33 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by Mhoram - 05-01-2010, 02:50 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by JayneK - 05-01-2010, 03:02 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by franklinf - 05-01-2010, 03:43 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by Mhoram - 05-01-2010, 03:49 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by JayneK - 05-01-2010, 04:40 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by ardens - 05-01-2010, 04:51 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by franklinf - 05-01-2010, 05:23 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by Mhoram - 05-01-2010, 06:37 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by Historian - 05-02-2010, 09:10 AM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by Roger Buck - 05-02-2010, 09:50 AM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by Historian - 05-02-2010, 01:31 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by glgas - 05-04-2010, 12:55 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by CrusaderKing - 05-04-2010, 06:38 PM
Re: Why the Bishops hate Latin - by ardens - 05-05-2010, 03:08 AM



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