Skip to comments.Pope Benedict Launches Latin Academy at Vatican
Posted on 11/10/2012 10:06:29 AM PST by marshmallow
Pope Benedict XVI has approved the launch of a new Latin language college in the Vatican.
The Pontifical Academy for Latin will promote the knowledge and study of the language from classical times to the present day, said the Vatican.
The Pope said the Church was the "guardian and promoter" of Latin and that a good understanding of it was more important than ever.
The Church officially abandoned the use of Latin in Masses in the 1960s.
But Pope Benedict has taken steps to make it easier for priests to say Mass in Latin, rather than their local language, if their more traditionalist congregations demand it.
Issuing his decree, he said that since the early days of Christianity, the Church had made Latin "her own language", and that it was still held in high regard.
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I’m hopeful Benedict will lead the Church out of the storm that is “the spirit of Vatican II”. It’s a shame how the mainline protestants imploded from cultural Marxism, and that we’ve come so close to the brink ourselves.
We’ve got a tough road ahead of us still, but at least the Pope is saving our tradition.
For this good news, much thanks.