Liturgical Language

Liturgical Language

We know that in most places the earliest Christians celebrated the Mass in Greek, even in the city of Rome. A few words like Amen, Hosanna, Alleluia, survived in their Hebrew forms from the Jewish liturgy. By the 4th century, Latin had replaced Greek, except for the...
Catholic culture and cultural Catholicism

Catholic culture and cultural Catholicism

There is a difference between cultural Catholicism and Catholic culture. Cultural Catholicism refers to the phenomenon whereby people cling to certain traditions of their Catholic faith even when they do not profess to believe what the Church teaches on faith and...