Hatred of Latin is in the Hearts of All Enemies of Rome

"Hatred for the Latin language is inborn in the heart of all enemies of Rome. They recognize it as the bond of Catholics throughout the universe, as the arsenal of orthodoxy against all the subtleties of the sectarian spirit. They consider it the most efficient weapon of the papacy. The spirit of rebellion which drives them to confide the universal prayer to the idiom of each people, of each province, of each century, has for the rest produced its fruits and the reformed themselves constantly perceive that the Catholic people, in spite of their Latin prayers, relish better and accomplish with more zeal the duties of cult than the Protestant people (...)

We must admit it is a master blow of Protestantism to have declared war on the sacred language. If it should ever succeed in destroying it, it would be well on its way to victory."

~ Dom Prosper Guéranger


David O'Neill said...

You are describing exactly many of those 'liberal' Catholics(?) in the world

Rachel M. Gohlman said...

I have wondered so much why so many Catholics hate Latin and why so many priests don't know how to speak it. I keep being told languages aren't important.