The English language is not Catholic – Father John Hardon,S.J.

Posted on July 22, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Transubstantiation – Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. (MP3 File)

In listening to this wonderful teaching – what stood out to me at first was what
Father says about the English language being permeated with Protestantism.

This makes another case for the language of the Sacred Liturgy being the language of the Church. That is Latin.

Of course, the teaching on Transubstantiation is beautiful. The point behind the obvious is that the Liturgy has been permeated by the Protestant spirit and has formed many in non- Catholic
understanding of the Mass precisely through the English language.

A restoration of Latin in the Sacred Liturgy and a return to learning Latin and being able to learn the Faith as it has been passed down will restore the correct understanding of the Catholic Faith, in particular of the Real Presence.

This is not to say that we should not hear the Readings of the Mass in English, but ought to value the translations which are closest to the Latin and not seek to erode the faith further by implimenting coarse street language as the language used in the Sacred Liturgy.
Transubstantiation – Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. (MP3 File)

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