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Latin Mass resurgent 50 years after Vatican II

17 April, 2015 0 Comments

Eric J. Lyman , Special for USA TODAY March 2015

An unusual tribute from a very pop-culture source…

VATICAN CITY — Fifty years after the traditional Latin Mass was abandoned by the Roman Catholic Church, it is making a comeback.

The Second Vatican Council ruled a half-century ago this month that the Mass could be said in local languages while the priest faced the congregation. The longer Latin Mass involved elaborate choreography, and the priest’s back was toward the pews.

(Photo: Alessandra Tarantino, AP)

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