Before Vatican II, when all Masses were said in Latin, each urban ethnic group had its own parish. A German Catholic parish would be around the block from an Italian Catholic one. Wasn’t the local diocese diverse but its parishes not so?
After Vatican II, when the Mass was generally said in the vernacular, each ethnic group attends a service at which its native language is said. ... Isn’t the local parish diverse but its services not so?
Friday, December 28, 2007
Mark Stricherz at Get Religion
at 12:31 PM