The Luminous Mysteries ? JP2
(04-26-2010, 08:57 AM)JayneK Wrote: I think that one reason that Mass in Latin "feels" right to me is that I was raised with prayers in Hebrew.  It feels natural for there to be a sacred, liturgical language that is different from my everyday speech.

Indeed.  A universal Church needs a universal language.  This is another abhorrent problem with the Novus Ordo Mass (one of many), for the once unity of the Church has been sacrificed, replaced with what the Protestant heretics of the 16th century demanded (which is the essence of the New Mass).
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(04-26-2010, 09:28 AM)Nic Wrote: Indeed.  A universal Church needs a universal language.  This is another abhorrent problem with the Novus Ordo Mass (one of many), for the once unity of the Church has been sacrificed, replaced with what the Protestant heretics of the 16th century demanded (which is the essence of the New Mass).

Charles Coulombe and William Biersach pointed out in their monumental lecture series on the TLM that it's a natural human phenomenon for languages used in worship to die.  They rattled off a long list of languages that were no longer vernacular in a variety of religious traditions.  Humans instinctively want to set aside the language for worship as "sacred." 
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