Why the Latin Mass?

“Tradition means giving a vote to most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about. All democrats object to men being disqualified by the accident of birth; tradition objects to their being disqualified by the accident of death. Democracy tells us not to neglect a good man’s opinion, even if he is our groom; tradition asks us not to neglect a good man’s opinion, even if he is our father.”  G.K. Chesterton

Today, I am jumping back in time to listen to one of our Roman Catholic ancestors, Father De Pauw (b. 1918- d. 2005), speak on the topic of the Latin Mass. In his talk, Fr. De Pauw mentions the papal encyclical of Pope St. Pius V, Quo Primun, which codified the Tridentine Mass. If you are interested in further study, the encyclical may be read here. I will, then, jump into the present, where two laymen recently discussed the same topic; they are Dr. Taylor Marshall and Eric Sammons. I hope you find these videos as informative as I did. If you have never attended a Latin Mass, you will find the Marshall-Sammons discussion to be especially informative as they offer tips on what to do in such a situation. So, without further ado, here is the Fr. De Pauw video:

And, now, the Marshall-Sammons video:

Have a good day.


~Image: the beloved saint-pope, Pope St. Pius V, source.