[quote=siamesecat]They changed it because people didnt understand Latin and should be able to understand the mass. It was used by the corrupt Church centuries ago to keep people from actually reading the bible, as these people didnt understand Latin, and so it was a privelege only the clergy could hold. Eventually the people got mad about this because they were being deceived and the bible was translated. I guess the same thing happened with mass. If you cant understand whats going on how can you believe in it…you need to understand god’s teachings!
Number one, your statements are ignorant and rude.
Number two, St. Jerome Translated the Scriptures into Vulgate Latin, so the Roman people could read and understand the scriptures.
Number three, what is now the Douay-Rheims Bible, was began before the King James Version.
Number four, books were expensive back then, to own one you had to be rich, the printing presses has not been invented yet. Many people were illiterate and could not read.
Number five, people back then were able to understand Catholicism and the Mass even if it was in Latin. In 1549 During Cranmers imposition of the Vernacular Book of Common Prayer, the folks of Devonshire revolted and demanded that their priest say the Sarum Mass in Latin.