Pray in Latin - Now

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Latin Prayer is still the officially preferred prayer of the Roman Catholic Church

Contrary to popular opinion and propoganda, the Second Vatican Council did not outlaw the use of the Latin Language! In fact, the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy said, "Particular law remaining in force, the use of the Latin language is to be preserved in the Latin rites."

The Council allowed the use of the vernacular; it did not mandate the vernacular.

In short, praying in Latin is still the preferred form of Roman Catholic prayer.


Gregorian Chant is still the officially preferred music of the Roman Catholic Church

Believe it or not, the Second Vatican Council did not call for the abandonment of traditional Ecclesiastical music in favor of folk Masses. The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy says,

  • "The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art."
  • "The treasure of sacred music is to be preserved and fostered with great care."
  • "The Church acknowledges Gregorian chant as specially suited to the Roman liturgy: therefore, other things being equal, it should be given pride of place in liturgical services."

In short, Gregorian Chant (in Latin) is still the preferred form of Roman Catholic church music.


You can learn to pray and sing in Latin according to the age-old practice of the Catholic Church

Pray it in Latin by Louis Pizzuti — The first section is an easy to use pronunciation and translation guide to the Latin Prayers of the Roman Catholic Church. The second section presents the same prayers, without pronunciation and translation - in effect, a Latin Prayerbook.
  • Antiphonarium Ordinis Prædicatorum - the day hours of the Divine Office of the Order of Preachers, the Dominican Breviary. This is the version in accord with the service books of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. In other words, the Pre-Vatican II Dominican office.
  • 1911 Antiphonale Romanum - the day hours of the Breviarium Romanum. This is the version in accord with the service books of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. In other words, the Pre-Vatican II Roman office.

  • Other Publications which will lead to your deeper understanding of our faith

    • On Loving God by St. Bernard of Clairveaux — This great Doctor of the Universal Church speaks to all in this timeless classic. Read it for Free
    • Final Thoughts on Predestination by St. Augustine — St. Augustine's summation of his thoughts on Predestination. This consists of two books, which are usually grouped together
      1. A Treatise on the Predestination of the Saints
      2. A Treatise on the Gift of Perseverance
      Many have read Augustine as filtered through Calvin and Luther. Few have read what this Doctor of the Catholic Church really thought. Read it for free.
    • A Commonitory by St. Vincent of Lérins — How does one determine what true doctrine is? St. Vincent grapples with this, answering as a Christian of the 5th century (and today) must answer, if he (or she) is intellectually honest. Read it for free

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