Converts, are you more traditional?


#1

Ok, I hope this works. I originally posted this question in the Traditional forum, and as a little social experiment some posters wanted me to move it to a neutral forum area :slight_smile:

If I’ve done it correctly, here’s the link to the original thread forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=387936

Basically though, I was curious to see how many converts lean to the more “traditional” kind of Catholicism?


#2

I’ve been Catholic for nearly two years now and I’d consider myself fairly middle of the road with maybe slight leanings to the traditional side. I am most certainly committed to all the truths of the Church, no budging there. As for things like Mass, I’m happy with the OF. I tend to prefer hymns over newer songs, although there are a few I don’t mind. I prefer piano and organ over guitars and drums. I, however, have no interest in having the whole Mass in Latin. I don’t mind some Latin, but not the whole thing. If others want to go to the EF, fine, but I’m not really interested.


#3

I’m a recent convert and I would definitely say I am more traditional if anything. Its that convert ‘zeal’ that many converts have… it translates into a deeper appreciation of the history of the Church and its Traditions. I’m in a liberal-ish RCIA program, with some good points yet some not so good ones.

I would definitely be attending Tridentine masses whenever possible, God willing after my baptism and communion with the Church.

And I’m a 22 year old college guy.


#4

It depends on how you define “traditional”. I prefer traditional hymns and love the Tridentine Mass, but don’t question the validity of Vatican II or the Novus Ordo. I took my profession of faith seriously and without reservation. I wouldn’t have joined the Catholic Church otherwise. :slight_smile:


#5

30 years ago, when I became Catholic, I was attracted to traditionalism, and was dismayed at all the abandonment of older practices, as well as the non-conformity to Church teachings.

Gradually, however, I came to accept how things were.


#6

I would say yes, I am more traditional than most “cradle catholics” I know. Like posters 3 and 4 I do not reject VII or the Pauline mass (though I prefer the usus antiquior personally).


#7

I’ve been a convert for about a year, and I think I’m very traditional. I’m not attending the Latin Mass, though, as I like to understand all the words and drink them in. When I originally converted, I opposed Vatican II, but now I’ve embraced almost all of its changes and explanations.


#8

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