The use of Latin conveyed that the liturgy was dealing with sacred mysteries

26 July 2017 | by Clifford Longley


How much does the average congregation at Sunday Mass understand what is going on? They get the essentials, but it’s a fair bet a lot of important stuff goes right over their heads – as it does over mine. One may suppose that people who regularly attend Mass are a self-selected sample, consisting of those who understand at least the minimum amount to make it worthwhile to come again. The rest have long since given up.

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