***Open letter makes an appeal for an end to ‘marginalisation’ of those attached to Extraordinary Form
The Latin Mass Society has written to all the bishops of England and Wales asking them to reach out to Catholics attached to the traditional Mass.
Joseph Shaw, chairman of the LMS, invited bishops to visit Extraordinary Form congregations to see that they were “not a source of division, but a demonstration of a truly Catholic unity in diversity”. ***
I can only base any interaction with self-professed “traditionalist” seen on this website, but while I think it important to make the EF a viable part of Catholicism, it appears to me (only my opinion, and again based only on some of the threads that often turn ugly here) that many of “those attached to the Extraordinary Form” have not been marginalized by others, but have purposely distanced (if not alienated) themselves from Catholics that are okay with the OF.
So, hopefully, the request of the LMS will bring unity and understanding…but charity has to be mutual…I just feel that any group entering into a dialogue with the believe, claim, or perception that they have ben marginalized, and are victims, will not prove very productive, or unifying.
Peace and all Good!