Sunday, October 30, 2005

Putting in a good word for Latin

The recent synod did have some good things to say about Latin.

One of the synod’s 50 “propositions” to the Pope is that the language should feature prominently in Masses at major international events, where Catholics speaking many different languages are present.

It is expected to appeal to the Pope, who in June invited Catholics to pray in Latin whenever possible, emphasising its universal dimension. “Latin makes it easier for Christians from different countries to pray together, especially when they meet for special occasions,” he said .

These little rays of light appear every once in a while but nothing seems to come of them. But hope springs. . .perhaps under this pope.

The entire article from The Times of London can be found here.