[quote=JKirkLVNV]There was a time when people COULD understand Latin. You asked for a possible reason for the vernacular Mass. I provided you with one from my perspective.
Probably the only time when most people understood Latin was during the days of the Roman empire which ended a long long time ago. During the Middle Ages the well educated and the Clergy could read and wrote in Latin but I doubt the vast majority of the people did. Ditto for the time period from the Middle Ages until the 1960’s. The plain truth is most people, and. most Catholics, did not speak or understand Latin for probably around 1600 years or so. Yet the faith survived in spite of that. Not only survived but prospered and spread throughout the world.
I often ponder what would have happened to the faith through those many years if people had the same attitude as you and many others do. Would it have survived and grown and developed as it did ? Or would it have fallen by the wayside as did thousands of cults? Makes you wonder doesn’t it?