I’m what would be considered traditional. I don’t like how so many Catholics consider the Latin Mass to be traditional, for it is rather historical. Before you lose your stuff, hear me out. Tradition is about keeping the faith and traditions and doctrines that were passed down from the apostles and the church fathers alive, not about celebrating the Latin mass.
I love the Latin mass, in fact I think it’s great, but it isn’t the type of tradition that needs to be more emphasized. Where do the disciples teach that the mass is to be said in Latin? Where do the Church Fathers say that the mass is to be said in Latin?
The Latin mass IS traditional in a different context (confusing right?). It is traditional in the sense that it has been said since 1570, saints heard it (but of course latin was a language they understood), the attendees at a Latin mass care about tradition (the church father and apostle kind of tradition, not historical tradition), etc.
Ok I think I’m probably confusing people, but here is my theology. The Latin mass should be considered historical so people won’t have a distorted vision of Christian tradition (church father+apostle teaching tradition). There needs to be an emphasis on Christian tradition in English mass especially. The Latin mass is great if it suits you, but if you prefer the English mass (for whatever reason), there is no shame in that.