Q. Why does the
Church [traditionally] use the Latin language instead of the national language
of its children?
A. The Church
[traditionally] uses the Latin language instead of the national language of its
children; (1) To avoid the danger of changing any part of its teaching in using
different languages; (2) That all its rulers may be perfectly united and
understood in their communications, (3) To show that the Church is not an
institute of any particular nation, but the guide of all nations.
Did you know? It is still possible – thanks be to
God! – to lawfully attend the highly reverent Traditional Mass in Latin. The
Traditional Latin ('Tridentine') Mass differs from the 1960's Novus Ordo Mass in
many & significant ways (try
here for more information). To locate a
Traditional Latin Mass in your area, try
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