Sunday, October 28, 2007


Young Catholics turn to Latin mass

For a while I have believed that Generations X and Y would be more conservative than the baby boomers for the simple reason that the two succeeding generations have had to deal with the aftermath of licentiousness that was the zeitgeist of the late 60's and early 70's. A return to tradition is part of this.

Young Roman Catholics in the United States are turning to the Tridentine mass, the Latin ritual used by the church before Vatican II.

"I love the Latin mass," Audrey Kunkel, 20, of Cincinnati told The Washington Times. "It's amazing to think that I"m attending the same mass that has formed saints throughout the centuries."

It is a credit to the Catholic church to have seen this need for ties to the past. After the weakening of bedrock institutions like marriage it is natural for the next generation to seek healing in the forms of their grandparents.



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