I’ve been looking for a website that features a Catholic Mass with a native English speaking celebrant, and found what I was looking for on youtube’s Heart of America. It’s not that I can’t decipher the foreign priests who do their best, but having a foreign language background myself, I am surprised at my inability to understand a priest whose native language is not the one I was familiar with.
The word of God is precious, no matter what, and when I have no choice, I understand the procedure of the Mass regardless of the nationality of the celebrant. I can supply my own prayers. But it is refreshing to understand the man who is celebrating something dear to me.
Catholics used to hear the Mass in Latin, so what am I complaining about? I don’t have a missal anymore, but I do borrow my wife’s prayer book that has it all after Mass.