There is so much tumult about the return of the Latin Mass. The Pope is trying to please some hard liners. Lots of Jewish groups have gotten upset, and liberal Catholics are concerned. But what does this thing say? It really is not as bad as everyone says it is. The following excerpts are free translation from the Latin.

P. Lord Jesus, Son of the living God, Who, by the will of the Father, with the cooperation of the Holy Spirit, have by Your death given life to the world, deliver me by this Your most sacred Body and Blood from all my sins and from every evil. Don’t allow us, Oh God, to get Jewed into paying retail. May the circumcised ones learn to make an honest living, Amen. Oh ye, great and mighty, Lord, help us attain good law degrees like the Hebrews, so we can sue the pants off the enemies of the Church, selah! Not by the sword, not by credit, but by clever accounting have the stolen your sacred virtues….

Ok. I made that up. but really, I have read through the entire thing and find it harmless. Let the Catholics pray as they want, in Latin. Much more important is gaining the trust and understanding of the Church towards Israel.

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