So ive been thinking, as a catholic who likes the reforms of vatican 2 and the mass being said in english, why do some people want a return to the tridentine in latin? i agree the TLM is much more complete and full and i support our Pope in having it being a requirement to be learned in the seminaries (this seems the logical thing to do since he has made it widely available due to a possible increase in demand), but i also agree with Vat 2 that the mass should be said in the vernacular so that people can understand whats going on. The NO is great and im not suggesting it should be abolished but the TLM has more substance to it. im wondering if we want a return to the tridentine to keep substance but keep the reforms of Vat 2, why doesn’t the church produce a good english translation of the TLM have that be the standard for the mass and have the current NO as a valid option alongside the TLM in latin?
and i dont want the TLM in Latin to be abandoned, as a student who’s learning the language i think its beautiful (ps i have a mid term exam in it today, please pray to st. thomas aquinas that i do well).