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A group of Montreal priests says the house of God is going bilingual — and they're not very happy about it.
Four Roman Catholic priests have written a letter complaining that English has been creeping back into their churches over the past five years.
They're upset that when large assemblies are held at big churches such as Notre Dame Basilica and St. Joseph's Oratory, a large number of immigrants are usually present and the services are bilingual.
The priests say that sends the wrong s
The priests say that sends the wrong signal to immigrants in Quebec, which is officially unilingually French.
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
reply to post by Rook1545
Well, from a linguistic standpoint, if you speak English, you're speaking French. if you speak French... you're still only speaking French. There was a lot of one-way trade between the languages back in the day Learn your English more betterer, and you'll end up being able to figure out a lot of French, German, and Spanish along the way.
Funny thing I can understand french to a degree. I did take it all through school, and back when I graduated I could carry out a decent conversation that was not just me saying "Je suis tu es Il e'st". I just hate being told that I have to learn the language because we are a bi-lingual nation, when the other side doesn't have to reciprocate.