My husband and I both converted to Catholicism from pretty much no religion (though I’m technically Jewish by birth) in the '80s, and I only have vague childhood memories of the occassional Latin Mass as a little kid. I would LOVE to hear the Latin Mass, but we live in a very rural area, and really can’t afford to travel to a big City to celebrate one.
Our one local Priest is in his mid-'50s with a strong Irish accent. He sometimes tries to speak some Spanish as we have a lot of Hispanics but not always someone to translate, and honestly, he just butchers the language – though we all appreciate the effort. Gosh, most of us have trouble even understanding his English (he speaks VERY fast!). Any chance we will hear any Latin Mass with the new changes? Or is this something voluntary on the part of Priests.
Just wondering if he even knows enough Latin to say the entire Mass, or is this a requirement in seminary?