My son has recently demonstrated remarkable proficiency in Gregorian chant. So far, he knows at least the Sanctus and Agnus Dei.

He’s only 2.5 years old, and his Latin pronunciation is no worse than the average adult attending masses at the Pittsburgh Oratory.

That startling fact has sparked a thought in my mind.

I may never again take someone seriously when they complain about Latin spoken or chanted in the mass because it’s “too hard”. If my toddler can learn it, very few adults have a reasonable excuse for not being able to learn it!