[quote=Darrenator]How are modern things such as television and the Internet discussed since Latin is a dead language? Does the Church make up words for these things?
Remember that the same problem applies to every language, alive or dead. For instance, “computer” is a word conceived in the US; non-English speaking nations have the same issue - they, too have to now create a word for it.
The US and UK are among the few first-world nations that don’t have a structured means to do so. In France, the registration of new words is the responsibility of The French Academy, which was established in the 17th century to purify the French language. It doesn’t create words, but registers those that it deems worthy of approval, inasmuch as they have been approbation by authority of usage by the best writers and proper society.
In the UK, a decision to include a word in the OED is the closest thing that exists to official sanction. Here in the US, it’s the decision of Merriam-Webster to include a word in its dictionaries (inclusion by American Heritage, the next most prestigious and accepted US dictionary, carries nowhere near the unofficial blessing that accrues from Merriam-Webster doing so).