I have a friend who attended his niece's confirmation about 6 years ago in Arcadia,
CA, when +de Mallerais was the celebrant. I spoke to him recently about that and
he told me (he usually attends Novus Ordo services) that "the whole thing was
in French, and I couldn't understand it."
I had been there too, for my own daughter was confirmed that day, and the sermon
was not in French. As I recall, he said one sentence or two in French, perhaps to
make his countrymen feel at home, but he spoke in English, with a French accent.
The post, above, by Infiguris, reminds me of my friend's experience. But I'm not
just here with a tin ear. What I see is French. So I'm at a loss.
Maybe it's time to take some French lessons???