I’m Samoan and I have grown up attending Mass in my mother tongue. On special occasions, when our community celebrates a certain feast day, the Mass is somewhat intertwined with our Culture into the Holy Mass. When I spoke to a Priest, he said that when our Cardinal Pio Taofinu’u (May he Rest in Peace) spoke with the Pope, we were granted an indult.
I LOVE my culture, but I don’t necessarily see why it should be in the Mass. Not that it’s not beautiful, it just doesn’t necessarily feel right.
Hope someone has some insight into this or some docs I can read up on in regards to this topic.