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Old Latin Mass Finds New American Audience, Despite Pope’s Disapproval

posted on November 15, 2022

Ruth Graham of The New York Times reports, “The traditional Latin Mass, an ancient form of Catholic worship that Pope Francis has tried to discourage, is instead experiencing a revival in the United States.” Some supporters of the Latin Mass find beauty in its rituals, while other proponents are fueled by a right-wing movement in American Catholicism to return to traditional religious practices and beliefs. Graham writes, “The Mass has sparked a sprawling proxy battle in the American church over not just songs and prayers but also the future of Catholicism and its role in culture and politics.”

Read at The New York Times