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Question from Denis Meagher on 8/29/2001:

where have all the friars gone? why are parts of the Mass said in latin? since the purpose of ewtn is to communicate, why use words that are incomrehensible to the target audience?

Answer by Dr. William Carroll on 9/1/2001:

"The friars" are the Franciscans, Dominicans, and the Carmelites. These orders are still vey much in being. The Church wants to preserve some Latin in the liturgy, as the hallowed ancient language of the Church. For questions about EWTN's policy, use ewtn.com's general section, not this History Forum. - Dr. Carroll

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