Oooh, this could get good. You may just as well invite everyone to a trad bashing party.
This was not my intention. I am new to this forum so I don’t know what people are like here, I didn’t realise that this sort of question might stir up negativity.
I was not trying to create an argumentitive post. I just wanted to know if this style of worship is attended by a small number of people, or if it is popular.
Then you have to defne what you mean by “within the church”. Do you mean an “official” position? Do you mean by the Pope, or the hierarchy? Or do you mean by the incredibly varied Catholic population, which runs the gamut of views?
I’ve watched a few latin masses on youtube and I liked what I saw; the reverence and holiness was great. I was wondering if there are many other lay people who are attracted by traditional worship.
All I wanted to know is if there are many people who attend latin masses within the church? Basically, do many people attend these masses and will it be hard for me to find one?
I actually kind of hope you’ll reconsider and ask the thread to be withdrawn so as to not draw the kind of comments that Paramedicgirl is anticipating, and which would also not surprise me. We have enough division already without creating a “piling on” room.
I didn’t realise that people argued over this kind of thing, I just thought it was a matter of personal preference. Personally, I don’t have any yet because I haven’t been to Mass in years. However, as I have said, I am interested in the TLM and wanted to know if this is widespread or marginal.
However, if this thread causes any problems then I will ask for it to be removed. I am not interested in arguing, I just want to learn what I can about this rite from practicing catholics who attend TLM on a regular basis.
I haven’t been to church since I was a small boy, so if I ask questions that offends people then I appologise. I didn’t know that there was a divide between those who like TLM and those who don’t.