Papal Mass in Washington will be in Spanish

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This statue of Father Junipero Serra was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection by California in 1931.

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This statue of Father Junipero Serra was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection by California in 1931.

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WASHINGTON – The canonization Mass is a reminder that the Latino Catholic church in the United States is actually older than the United States itself.

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  • Be Brave

    Speaking Spanish “only” on USA soil is racism. And of course may be treason as well.

    Just a reminder.

  • Don

    According to the Constitution of the United States (Article III, Section 3), “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”

    How does speaking Spanish on US soil amount to “levying war” against the US? How is speaking Spanish giving aid and comfort to US enemies? Is the US officially at war (by virtue of a Congressional declaration of war) with any Spanish-speaking nation?

    Moreover, the US does not have, and never has had, a legally official language. So the Pope is legally free to say Mass in any language he wishes to use.

  • Don

    Oh, and the charge of racism? What nonsense. The Pope’s own native language is Spanish. Spanish-speaking people of all races may be found, just like English speakers.

  • Ted

    ROFLMAO. You are *such* a laugh, BB. Apparently, you cannot read either, as the article states there will be English translation by video captioning … the same way Spanish usually appears virtually everywhere else in this country, when someone bothers with translation.

    BTW, I assume you’d agree that speaking English “only” on USA soil is also “racism” (a word you obviously do not understand).

  • Brian

    I am disgusted by this display of anti English,we should hold our money and send it in pesos at the exchange rate. It blow my mind that anyone shows up in church anymore.