May 11, 2006

Language "diversity," up to a point

Language "diversity" only goes so far in our Archdiocese.

The "Liturgy in your language" page on the Archdiocesan website (click on this post's title) lists the languages in which we can hear Mass, and the parishes that provide them.

That is nice. There is a glaring omission, though: Latin.

As anyone who sees Mass on TV from St. Peter's knows, Latin is still "our language" in the Church Universal's liturgy. It should be incumbent upon the Archdiocesan webmaster to add Latin, and the parishes that offer Mass in Latin, to the "Liturgy in your language" listings.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The website for the LA chapter of Una Voce has mass times:

1:19 PM  
Blogger Kenneth Fisher, Founder & CRCOA said...

At least the New Mass (Norvus Ordo) in Latin uses the proper words for the consecration still! "Pro-Multis"instead of "Omnibus"!

Kenneth Fisher, Founder & Chairman
Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Latin Novus Ordo Masses in LA?

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for mentioning this! I have often been on the Archdiocese website and thought the same thing!

2:42 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Mike --

Yes. There are a few. The ones I know are Sts. Peter & Paul in Wilmington, St. Victor's (Gregorian Chant) in West Hollywood (only on Saturday evening Mass), the Dominican monastery in Hollywood on Sunday, and the Norbertines in Orange County.

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Three interesting questions:

1. One of the languages mentioned is "igbo." Does anybody know what the blazes is igbo?

2. I noticed that the link includes African American and Native American "cultural focuses." What, African and Native Americans don't speak English?

3. When is the Arsediocese going to offer liturgy in Fortran or Java to satisfy all the Westside computer geeks?

6:21 PM  
Blogger Gorbachenko said...


St. Mary's by the Sea in Huntington Beach has the Latin Novus Ordo every Sunday at 12:00 pm.

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark - thanks for that reference. Have you been to a Sunday Mass at the monastery? The picture of the altar at their website gives me pause.

Gorbachenko - thanks, but I live in the Valley.

11:04 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Joseph,

I know it was not your intention, but we should be careful not to sound disrespectful of our fellow Catholics' various languages.

A Web search reveals that Igbo is Nigeria's official language and about 18 million people speak it.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Mike,

Thank you for supplying the link to Una Voce!

11:19 AM  
Blogger skeetor said...

goodness I had no idea the archdiocese of LA had so many parishes. Is there any plan to break it up?

11:50 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Skeetor,

Good question! For many years there has been talk of splitting off the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region, which is the northernmost section of the Archdiocese, but nothing has ever come of it and nothing seems imminent.

9:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more important issue is how Mahony has, in effect, split off from the Catholic Church.

2:05 AM  
Blogger Matthew J. McKinley said...

Well, I don't normally defend Mahony, but there is a link on the website: Look at the column immediately to the left of the list of parishes and you will see a link to the Tridentine Indult Masses (as few as there are).

11:38 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Matthew,

Thank you for pointing this out. It is good to know that the Archdiocesan site does list the Indult Latin Masses somewhere.

I did do some digging, doing a search on the Archdiocesan site for "Latin Mass" but not finding this listing.

Still, listing the Latin Masses under the category "Directories" makes them hard to find. There is every reason for the Archdiocese to ALSO list the Latin Masses under "Liturgy in Your Language."

Thanks again, Matthew!

9:41 PM  

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