Thursday, August 14, 2014
PAPAL MASSES IN SOUTH KOREA PRIMARILY IN LATIN WITH SOME KOREAN!
The booklet for the various Masses and liturgies of Pope Francis during His Holiness' Korean pilgrimage can be found by PRESSING HERE.
Please note the amount of Latin. Doesn't this tell us something important about Latin as the universal language of the liturgy especially with the globalization of the world? It would seem to me that if Latin had been retained, as Vatican II mandated, with the exception of some vernacular, that this would have been even more important today compared to pre-Vatican II times. Am I missing something, especially given the instant communication of Masses around the world and the amount of travel Catholics do today and the shrinking of the world due to modern transportation and the internet?