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Controversy over the Vatican Council continues
Posted By Eric Sammons On June 12, 2009 @ 9:06 am In The Church | Comments Disabled
Vatican City, United States of Europe, 2415 – Controversy continues in the Catholic Church, ever since Vatican IV decreed that Mass could be said in the vernacular again, instead of in English, as has been the practice since Vatican III back in the 22nd century. Proponents of the “English Mass” have argued that using a single language throughout the world best expresses the unity of the Church. Pope John Paul VII, however, has been a strong supporter of the vernacular Mass, arguing that it allows the common people – most of whom don’t know the dead language of English – to participate more fully in the Eucharistic Liturgy.
Archbishop LeFever of the North American States, on the other hand, strongly opposes the suppression of the English Mass, stating that it has been the tradition of the Church for generations and most beautifully expresses the theological truths of the Catholic Faith. He has formed an organization called the “Society of St. Pius XV,” named after the pope who presided over the 3rd Vatican Council. Some members of SSPXV have even argued that only the English Mass is legitimate and Vatican III established it in perpetuity for the Church, but Archbishop LeFever states that he simply wants the ancient and venerable English Mass to be given proper respect within the Church.
Sound far fetched? Not necessarily – if some proposals  become reality.
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