Church Documents Concerning Latin
Pope Benedict XVI's Motu Proprio Latina Lingua establishing the Pontifical Academy for Latin (2012).
Pope Benedict XVI's Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum expanding access to the Traditional Latin Mass (2007).
Pope Benedict XVI's letter to the bishops accompanying the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum (2007).
Bl. Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Constitution Scripturarium Thesaurus promolgating the Nova Vulgata (1979).
The Nova Vulgata, or new Vulgate, the official modern version of St. Jerome's Vulgate Bible (1979).
Vatican II's Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium, is promolgated by Pope Paul VI, allowing for Mass in the vernacular instead of Latin when a territorial decree permits the exception, see p. 36. (1963). (Permission for the change was obtained by U.S. bishops in May of 1964.)
Bl. Pope John XXIII's Apostolic Constitution Veterum Sapientia on the Promotion of the Study of Latin (1962).
Pope St. Pius X's Motu Propio Tra le Sollecitudini stresses the majesty and importance of Gregorian Chant as a part of the liturgy (1903).
Following the Council of Trent, Pope Clement VIII issues the Papal Bull Cum Sacrorum accompanying the issuance of the Clementine Vulgate (searchable text), the revision of St. Jerome's Vulgate Bible, which stands until the 1979 revision (1592).
Pope St. Pius V's Apostolic Constitution Quo Primum is issued, implementing the decision of the Council of Trent to require the use of the historic Latin liturgy, and forgoing any other which did not have 200 years of consistent use by that date (1570).
Pope St. Gregory The Great formalizes the Mass in Latin and, tradition states, begins Gregorian Chant during his pontificate (c. 600).
St. Jerome writes a letter to Pope Damasus prefacing his translation of the Gospels into Latin (c. 377).
St. Irenaeus describes the "Church founded and organized at Rome by the two most glorious apostles, Peter and Paul" at
Book 3 Chap. 3 Para. 2 of his work Against Heresies (c. 180).
St. Paul arrives in Rome, Acts 28:11, later martyred there (c. 64).
Latin Mass LinksSacrificium Sanctum: Site dedicated to the Traditional Latin Mass at Incarnation Catholic Church in Tampa, Florida.
2015 Liturgical Calendar for the Extraordinary Form of the Mass from Our Lady of Guadalupe FSSP Seminary.
Rubrics of the 1962 Missal by SanctaMissa.org explaining the parts of the Traditional Latin Mass.
Mass Propers of the 1962 Missal with links to the text of the seasonal propers for each week of the Traditional Latin Mass.
The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter ("FSSP") page.
Una Voce America.
Coalition Ecclesia Dei.
New Liturgical Movement website.
Rorate Caeli website.
EL.com's Florida Page.
Latin In The News
Canon Law Info: A site Canon Lawyer Edward Peters created with an Ecclesiastical Latin Resources page.
A National Catholic Register article on Latin's comeback.
A Catholic News Agency article on the popularity of Pope Francis' Latin twitter account.
A BBC story on how a knowledge of Latin was useful to one reporter.
A NYT Article on Latin's prominence in Finland--including a news broadcast.
Pope Francis on Twitter (Latin)My Tweets
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Church Latin Learning Systems
An Answer Key to a Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin
A Plain Man's Guide to the Traditional Roman Rite of Holy Mass
The Family of St. Jerome Catalog of Materials. See more about this group on the Help From The Web page.
Understanding Latin series of CDs and texts explaining the Latin Mass and Latin prayers.
Wheelock's Latin, 7th Ed.
Biblia Sacra Latin Course at ChurchLatin.com.
Simplicissimus: Learning the Latin of the Traditional Roman Mass
Via Kolbe Academy Home School: The New Missal Latin Book One Set
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