Littleton parish out front in bringin...

Littleton parish out front in bringing back Latin Mass

There are 11 comments on the Rocky Mountain News story from Jul 11, 2007, titled Littleton parish out front in bringing back Latin Mass. In it, Rocky Mountain News reports that:

“This is a legitimate affirmation from Rome about the Latin Mass - that it's not taboo or frowned upon or suspicious”

A Littleton parish which has been celebrating a 1,500-year-old form of the Mass suddenly finds itself on the cutting edge of Catholicism. via Rocky Mountain News

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LowKey

Englewood, CO

#1 Jul 14, 2007
Any one else find the wording in this article ironic? We are going BACK to LATIN mass and that is setting us on the CUTTING EDGE of Catholicism.

“I don't get it....”

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#2 Jul 14, 2007
its not like i listen anyways..
JustJess

Englewood, CO

#3 Jul 19, 2007
What a great way to entice young people like me back to the church. <rolls eyes> I thought the idea was to get more people, not lose them.
Pax et Bonum

United States

#4 Jul 23, 2007
Those who never quit the Latin Mass can hardly be said to be going back to it. Those who took on the Novus Ordo Mass haven't lost anything. The pope said that the Novus Ordo Mass was the ordinary Mass of the Catholic Church and the Latin Mass the extraordinary Mass of the Church. My fear is that it will further polarize the distances between Catholics who embraced what came from Vatican II which was a lot more than just what language is used or where to face the altar at Mass and those who want all that came from Vatican II to just go away.
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

Twinsburg, OH

#5 May 6, 2011
JustJess wrote:
What a great way to entice young people like me back to the church. <rolls eyes> I thought the idea was to get more people, not lose them.
My guess is that by the juvenile <roll eyes> remark, you have rarely attended a Latin Mass; if ever. What could be more beautiful? Young people are coming back to it. It is not mandated as your sarcasm suggests. The Novus Ordo is still available to those who require a simplistic approach and who have difficulty understanding complicated terms like Agnus Dei or Pater Noster.

The Mass was created in Latin for a reason. Too difficult to change. God being it's architect, I would suggest those who object to others following the Tridentine rite take it up with Him.

Pax Vobis. <It means Peace to you>
Pax et Bonum

Cleveland, OH

#7 May 11, 2011
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam wrote:
<quoted text>
My guess is that by the juvenile <roll eyes> remark, you have rarely attended a Latin Mass; if ever. What could be more beautiful? Young people are coming back to it. It is not mandated as your sarcasm suggests. The Novus Ordo is still available to those who require a simplistic approach and who have difficulty understanding complicated terms like Agnus Dei or Pater Noster.
The Mass was created in Latin for a reason. Too difficult to change. God being it's architect, I would suggest those who object to others following the Tridentine rite take it up with Him.
Pax Vobis. <It means Peace to you>
I did attend the Latin Mass as a child and I fully believe if the Novus Ordo Mass hadn't been given to us by the Church I would have left the Church. Latin while beautiful to listen to is a dead language. I prefer to worship the living God using my living language. God as "architect" of the Tridentine Mass is an interesting take on the history of the Catholic liturgy. The first Christians used Hebrew and Greek. Only when Latin became the language of the intelligentia did the Mass end up in Latin. There were countries that resisted this in that they prefered using the language of their countries and not have Latin imposed upon them. The current pope has his preference for Latin and that is his to have. It was good that he's given those who never accepted the Liturgy in their own tongues to have Latin. It is also good that he's not imposed the Tridentine Mass on the whole Church.
JOHN

Tustin, CA

#8 May 13, 2011
Pax, that is an interesting reply that you had to Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam. I too grew up with the Tridentine Mass, but did leave the Church about 10 years after Vatican II because of the Novus Ordo. I left for the Orthdox Church and spent 20 years there before coming back to the Church. Many of us did this because of the Protestant form of worship that the Novus Ordo Liturgy is. I came back first to the FSSP, then to the SSPX. I feel at home with this. Take care John

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#9 May 13, 2011
We are the universal Church are we not? If I travel to Cambodia and there is a Church there, how can I appreciate or participate in the Mass if it is spoken in the vulgar language?

A universal language should be used for the universal Church. Latin accomplished this.

The Jews and the Muslims will only speak in their languages for their religious faith.

Jews go to Synagogue and they hear Hebrew. They must be fluent in Hebrew.

Muslims go to the Mosque and they must be fluent in Arabic.

Once more, if I go to Cambodia and I want to attend Mass, not knowing their language, isn't that pretty much like the tower of Babel?

If there is only one language in the Church, then we will understand it no matter where our travels make take us in life.

God bless you all.
Pax et Bonum

Cleveland, OH

#10 May 13, 2011
JOHN wrote:
Pax, that is an interesting reply that you had to Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam. I too grew up with the Tridentine Mass, but did leave the Church about 10 years after Vatican II because of the Novus Ordo. I left for the Orthdox Church and spent 20 years there before coming back to the Church. Many of us did this because of the Protestant form of worship that the Novus Ordo Liturgy is. I came back first to the FSSP, then to the SSPX. I feel at home with this. Take care John
The Novus Ordo is the Ordinary Rite of the Roman Catholic Church. That alone excludes it as a "Protestant form of worship".
Pax et Bonum

Cleveland, OH

#11 May 13, 2011
Augustinian wrote:
We are the universal Church are we not? If I travel to Cambodia and there is a Church there, how can I appreciate or participate in the Mass if it is spoken in the vulgar language?
A universal language should be used for the universal Church. Latin accomplished this.
The Jews and the Muslims will only speak in their languages for their religious faith.
Jews go to Synagogue and they hear Hebrew. They must be fluent in Hebrew.
Muslims go to the Mosque and they must be fluent in Arabic.
Once more, if I go to Cambodia and I want to attend Mass, not knowing their language, isn't that pretty much like the tower of Babel?
If there is only one language in the Church, then we will understand it no matter where our travels make take us in life.
God bless you all.
One is should be able to "appreciate or participate" in the Mass because it is the same Mass no matter what language it takes place in. The form of the Mass is the same. Entrance Rite, Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of the Eucharist they happen where they happen no matter what tongue the Mass is in. If one knows they are going to be in a country where the Mass is not in one's own tongue one should have the foresight to read the Sunday readings before hand. True the homily will not be understood but that isn't a deal breaker as to being to "appreciate or participate" in the rest as well as possible. Jesus is present no matter what language is used for the Consecration.
JOHN

Tustin, CA

#12 May 14, 2011
Pax et Bonum wrote:
<quoted text>
One is should be able to "appreciate or participate" in the Mass because it is the same Mass no matter what language it takes place in. The form of the Mass is the same. Entrance Rite, Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of the Eucharist they happen where they happen no matter what tongue the Mass is in. If one knows they are going to be in a country where the Mass is not in one's own tongue one should have the foresight to read the Sunday readings before hand. True the homily will not be understood but that isn't a deal breaker as to being to "appreciate or participate" in the rest as well as possible. Jesus is present no matter what language is used for the Consecration.
If you worship in a traditional Latin Mass Parish, all the missals are bi-lingual which makes it very easy to follow. Also the readings are first read in Latin then before the sermon the Priest will read them in English. If you do worship in a country that you do not speak the language you will still be able to follow the mass if in Latin because it is familiar to you.

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