Latin Mass

3 Stories

Benedict Brings Down the House That Ruth Built

Pope's homily brings 60,000 Catholics to their feet in Yankee Stadium

(Newser) - With pop music blaring and a roaring crowd, Yankee Stadium might have easily been hosting a rock concert today, reports the New York Times, rather than the rock star of Catholicism. The object of the adoration of 60,000 was Pope Benedict XVI, who finished up his US tour by... More »

Mass Embarrassment: Priests Need Latin Lessons

Pope restores old rite, but clerics don't know the words

(Newser) - Traditionalist Catholics have lauded Pope Benedict's recent call for more Masses in Latin, but priests are biting their nails—few of them know enough of the language to say a Latin Mass. Even Italian priests face embarrassment in the wake of Pope Benedict 's decision to allow Latin services at... More »

Pope Gives Go-Ahead to Latin Mass

After 4 decades out of favor, rite faces opposition, controversy

(Newser) - Four decades after sweeping reforms intended to make the Catholic Church more accessible, Pope Benedict backed off the best-known change today, lifting restrictions on the Tridentine rite, better known as the Latin Mass. The move is already controversial, Time reports, because it's perceived as a sop to traditionalists—and because... More »

3 Stories