November 14, 2011
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER
SHERWOOD PARK – Prior to Vatican II, the Catholic Church celebrated every Mass in Latin. There was much pomp and ceremony, the rules were rigid. The Church was seen as the kingdom of God and everything outside was deemed evil.
"The Church was very authoritarian and prohibitive. You were not allowed to attend services in another Church," said Msgr. John Hamilton, presenting a brief overview of recent Church history.