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The "Francis Effect"...
« on: August 13, 2014, 04:10:47 AM »

I MUST say, being of the pre-V-II generation that, had the Tridentine Mass never been done away with I would quite possibly still be Roman Catholic.  I served as an altar boy, a ringer and a server as a kid and an usher as I got older.  Then the Vernacular Mass came along and "out the door I went".  I know that there are other Lapsed Catholics here, (and I do NOT want this to turn into some sort of bash fest.  I WILL use the "mod rod" judiciously should that occur.

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Re: The "Francis Effect"...
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2014, 09:20:19 PM »

I don't recall ever hearing a mass in Latin.  I was 6 in '69.
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Re: The "Francis Effect"...
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2014, 04:36:17 PM »

I have heard the Tridentine Mass and it is beautiful and powerful. Far more spiritual than the vernacular.
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Re: The "Francis Effect"...
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2014, 05:13:35 AM »

I attend church with my other half(OH), to keep him company and I enjoy singing   ::) the church In Durham City has the mass in Latin, it's quite powerful...I enjoy it, tho I don't understand, OH loves it x
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Re: The "Francis Effect"...
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2014, 07:55:00 AM »

I like the sound of chanting monks in a vaulted hall, powerful and reassuring at the same time.
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