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JGPia said in June 7th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

I find it rather heartening that the usual suspects are making a vociferous last effort to suppress the inevitable. Toothpaste back in the tube and all that…

FXM said in June 8th, 2013 at 9:00 am

Card Dolan has made some intemperate (I’m being kind)remarks with regard to the TLM in private, however nothing surprises me. The Curia and almost the entire episcopate to a man wants it to go away.

The Rad Trad said in June 11th, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Princes of the Church rarely seem conducive to increasing demand in the old Mass or any manner of piety. Their outlook is entirely reactionary and managerial. If “demand” judged the value of a right then the Pauline liturgy should never have been introduced; my Byzantine parish gets 120ish people at Divine Liturgy on Sunday, meaning the rites of Ss. John Chrysostom and Basil the Great should be ignored because demand for them has not exploded?

I often wonder what would happen if a diocesan parish did the old rite without imposing any of the features that often caricature traditionalists (obsession with head-coverings, 1950s clothing, super-stilted instructional sermons etc) and instead just had a normal parish life. Most bishops only get an old Mass going or invite the FSSP when the SSPX shows up in town. Surely the impression given here is that the old Mass is only for a narrow group of fringe loons?

I have noticed that in parishes where the TLM is just normal holiness abounds!

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