A Reverse Concept?
Liturgy of the Second Vatican Council
What’s the Connection?
Do churchgoers of my generation—who, largely, have no experience of Latin in the liturgy at all—even recognize the gift that has been lost?
Certain parts of the Mass (such as the Canon) must remain in Latin, while others, especially those directed to the people (such as the readings and the restored «Oratio fidelium»), can take place in the vernacular.
The “Circular Letter Concerning the Preparation and Celebration of the Easter Feasts”
In some respects, the Second Vatican Council did not go as far as Pius XII went in 1958 regarding active participation of the faithful.