Latin Mass

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: Why is there a big fight about the Latin Mass and a priest saying Mass with his back to the people? Are we not supposed to be doing Mass in the laungage of the people? And if we don’t how can the people participate? What is correct? It was my understanding that the pope wishes to not do the Latin rite is this true? Why do so many people want to separate the church by celebrating the Mass in the old rite? What’s right? And is Latin required in mass today?  Sorry for all the questions but this is dividing my parish.


I’m very sorry to hear about the divisions in your parish.

I gave a talk on this theme a couple of years ago. You can read it here: .