Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Lingua Franca de Roma

Noticed by a number of blogs, this stolen from Ten Reasons:

By the way, the regularly scheduled Novus Ordo Masses at St. Peters are all now in Latin - except for the readings - which are in a variety of languages and the homily - and it is chanted. They hand out little booklets - Latin Chant on the right side and the translation in English, French and Spanish on the other side - it's a small pamphlet - and they let you take it with you! Gee - methinks a change is underfoot - AND they don't look particularly expensive. Everyone gets one!

When in a universal city, use the universal language. Should be the case at all Cathedrals worldwide, given that most tourists and international visitors will stay in hotels near Cathedrals.