Religion: Liturgy & Language

Denis de Rougemont is Switzerland's brilliant Protestant discourser on religious and ethical problems (Love in the West ern World, The Devil's Share}. Back in the U.S. from his first postwar trip to Europe, he reports (in the current issue of Christendom) a new surge of interest in Christian liturgy:

"A well-defined movement is emerging among the Catholics of France to have the Mass said in French and to popularize the translations into the vernacular; while at the same time influential bishops are recommending to the faithful the reading of the Bible. . ....

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