The times they were a'changing: Mark Massa on the Catholic '60s
A church historian explains why the events of the 1960s still echo through the church 40 years later.
Mark Massa, S.J. was 14 years old on the First Sunday of Advent, 1964, when Catholics across the country arrived at Mass to find the priest facing them across the altar and—even more jarring—speaking in English and expecting them to respond. The disappearing Latin Mass was but the first of many old certainties that would be blown up during the next few years.