31 in which it was stated that the Pope said he was considering ways of reintroducing the traditional Latin and Gregorian chants into the liturgy, may I point out that the second paragraph is somewhat misleading in its content that "following the Vatican Council . . . the liturgy was revised and modernised so that it could be said in modern languages rather than Latin."
The fact is that the bishops at the Council ruled that Latin must be retained, the use of vernacular languages being permissible.
One has only to read the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy to see the clear intention of the Council in this respect.
But of course, the way in which this mandate has been interpreted and implemented generally is a different matter entirety.
(Mrs.) A. M. Keating Miltiades, 61 Mayes Lane, Little Oakley, Near Harwich, Essex.
What joyous news for countless 'Catholics through
nut;. world that the Pope is considering restoring Latin chants for all nations, with Gregorian Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, arid Agnus Dei, at Mass, it is surely a direct answer to the prayers of many loyal Catholics, and an incentive to pray especially for the Pope during his deliberations.
Barbara Dunn Cardew Lodge, Dalton.