St. Louis, Nov. 13, 2006 (CNA) - The Catholic Church’s chief liturgist told a St. Louis congregation on Saturday that Latin should be used more frequently in the liturgy.
The Latin language is currently “in the ecclesiastical refrigerator … Mass today should be in Latin from time to time,” Cardinal Francis Arinze reportedly told more than 250 people at the Gateway Liturgical Conference, sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
Cardinal Arinze, 74, is the head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. He was the keynote speaker on the final day of the conference.
First steps. Pray for many more steps.