In the July 5 issue of The Catholic Spirit, there was an article about the Pope discussing His decision to allow greater use of the Tridentine (Latin) Mass.
Two months ago, I attended the Latin Mass celebrated at the Historic Church.
I was brought up in the Latin Mass. As a choir boy, I sang the Mass in Latin every Sunday.
While I enjoyed the Latin Mass last April, and the memories it brought back, No Way would I want to go back to that form of Liturgy.
The Mass we celebrate today, I feel like a participant and more spiritually involved.
In the Latin Mass, I feel like I’m just following along. The congregation reads quietly the English equivalent to Latin. I admit there is more tradition in the Tridentine Mass.
The major drawback is no one is familiar with Latin anymore.