Sunday, October 01, 2017

So ancient, it's modern …

… The Latin Mass, Thriving in Southeastern Nigeria - The New York Times. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

… foreign priests were expelled from Nigeria by the government, and the vernacular liturgy was introduced by the Vatican. “The time of the liturgical change was not easy,” Bishop Ochiagha told me. “People thought the church was collapsing.” In one stroke, Catholics were cut off from their past. They also found it harder to pray. “The traditional Mass encourages reflection and prayer,” he said. “The new Mass gives itself to jamboree.”

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