"Catholics have more
Novus Ordo churches to go to than traditional Catholics, does this mean that
they are not performing their religious duty? I would venture to say that none
of those who were born after 1960 or after would know the traditional Mass. We
are like sheep, and are led by those in power to only their choice, not ours. Is
this what Our Lord intended? Than you for listening to a mixed up Catholic."
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Thank you for your
feedback. It would be wonderful if there were more tradition-minded parishes,
but the fact that there aren't may be traced to many causes (e.g. liberal
prelates, purposeful rejection of tradition-minded seminarians, influence of
liberal Catholic lay people, apathy, ignorance, persecution, etc.). Certainly
many are led like sheep. However, there are a lot of younger people today who DO
know about (and love!) the traditional Mass. I have seen a number of news
stories from various areas specifically referring to the younger people found at
Traditional Latin Masses. We were likewise born after 1960 and try to attend the
TLM exclusively. Overall, I think younger generations are fairly well
represented (speaking relatively) in terms of attendance at the traditional
Mass. Also, we must remember that the Catholic faith itself initially spread
with just 12 apostles, so we must not give up hope, even if tradition-minded
Catholics are presently outnumbered. We must trust that all is in God's hands,
and especially during this difficult time in the Church's history, we must pray
and do what we can for Holy Mother Church. We have some thoughts on that
here. Hopefully something on this 'What to Do / How You Can Help' page may
prove useful. And as for your being 'mixed up', it doesn't seem to me that you
are. May God bless & reward you for your love of Catholic tradition.
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"It behooves us
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retained by customary practice of the Church." (St. Peter Canisuis, Doctor of
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