Wednesday, December 12, 2007
EWTN: Threshold of Hope Q&A on Latin!
I'm watching Threshold of Hope this morning on my computer (via EWTN's live video feed). After a commercial break, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., fielded a question from another priest in the audience about Latin in the Mass. Fr. Pacwa answered by explaining how the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy did not eliminate Latin, how Latin has "pride of place", how he believes the Ordinary parts of Mass (the Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei, etc.) should be in Latin... then he talked about a parish that was having a lot of trouble financially, that had been having Spanish Masses and English Masses, that then decided to celebrate the Ordinary Form of the Mass in Latin, and it turned the parish around entirely.