The more you post, the more people are running from Tridentineism.
No. I think the internet is one of the big reasons it is growing. Word of mouth and books wouldn’t preserve the past well enough, but the internet spreads the information, to young people especially, that there was a sudden and suspicious change.
My problem with the Tridentine Mass is 1. it’s make believe. You’re pretending the Vatican 2 liturgical reforms, which were mandatory and obligatory, just never happened.
Okay, first of all, Vatican II didn’t make any liturgical reforms. It “recommended” and “suggested” (very weak language) liturgical forms, that were later carried out by some commitee.
Those books were mandatory for a while, but the Pope has been very generous in allowing the old mass to be used again with permission (even whole societies of priests and religious orders are approved dedicated to the traditional latin rite).
Fantasy land. 2) You wouldn’t be going to the Tridentine Mass unless you had a problem with the regular Mass. And if you have a problem with a Mass a council and a pope approved and made mandatory, you have a serious problem.
Perhaps we just like the old mass better. Not that I have a problem with the new one. It’s not the new mass is bad, just the old mass is more good.
But, I will admit, I do have problems with the new mass (though, again, these are usually in comparison to the old) especially as preformed in America.
Saying that the bishops said it, so we should shut up and like it, is totally a wrong attitude, and frankly part of the centralized papolatry that keeps the Orthodox away, but which is so common among neocons. The hierarchy has made very imprudent decisions in the past, and people can push for reform (or retraction of stillborn reforms).
Plus, Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI have acknowledged the traditionalist aspirations as valid and commendable, and approved ways to live out and promote their traditionalism.