Holy Rosary will celebrate Mass in Latin at 7 p.m. tonight for the first time in nearly 40 years. This is in accordance with Pope Benedict XVI’s recent Motu-Proprio Summorum Pontificum, which brought back the Catholic church’s 2,000-year-old Latin Mass.
“What’s that saying? ‘Lost in translation?’” asked Father Uriel Ojeda of Holy Rosary. “Nowadays everything tries to be inclusive. At least having the Latin keeps us unified in a certain way in that if we can’t agree on the translation, we can agree of the source.”
Traditionally, Mass was celebrated in the church’s official language, Latin. In order to modernize things, the 2nd Vatican Council, who met in the 1960s, decided to suppress the long-established, Latin Mass in favor of the vernacular.
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