Latin Not Quite a Dead Language
Father Gruner has been distributing prayers in Latin and English to interested priests in an effort to aid those who still seek the fullness of Catholic teaching and practice. Since Vatican Council II, the modernist trend has been to say prayers in the vernacular, yet another discarding of our Catholic tradition.
Because fewer and fewer priests know Latin today, some web pages are offering courses in Latin.
Certain writings of the Fathers of the Church have not been translated from the original Latin, and even today certain Holy See documents are published in Latin, with no official translations.
It cannot be permitted that future priests not know Latin, stated Father Biagio Amata, dean of Christian and classical literature at the Salesian University. This language is a patrimony of humanity entrusted in a particular way to the Catholic Church.