Mass in Latin?
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Basically, because the Roman rite was, naturally, in the language of Rome.  As the rite spread, it kept its language.  Overtime it became consecrated by tradition and ingrained in culture as signifying sacred things (in addition to having practical benefits), just as certain vestments, vessels, etc. were. (which is why taking Latin away, and replacing it with a language without such traditional or cultural significance, communicates something in itself--it would be akin to replacing the priest's vestments with a polo and khakis or the sacred vessels with common dinnerware).  

Certain non-Roman rites of course used other languages and developed their own traditions.
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Mass in Latin? - by Tolkien RRJ - 04-10-2019, 09:00 PM
Mass in Latin? - by Augustinian - 04-10-2019, 10:24 PM
RE: Mass in Latin? - by Tolkien RRJ - 04-11-2019, 04:57 PM
RE: Mass in Latin? - by Dominicus - 04-11-2019, 03:10 AM
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RE: Mass in Latin? - by SaintSebastian - 04-11-2019, 09:44 AM
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