[quote="TrueLight, post:14, topic:286532"]
"In the same way, **I believe **the TLM has also affected the Novus Ordo, as masses once again are becoming more reverent then they were in the early days after the council."
In the early days after the council I was a kid going to Mass every Sunday. It was a hybrid Mass and other than use of the vernacular not much had changed. The choir still sang beautiful hymns, we still took communion on the tongue while kneeling at the rail, Nobody and I mean nobody dared talk in church. People still wore their Sunday best, and women covered their heads.
We had real, beautiful and packed midnight Masses and all the traditions like covering the Crucifix in Lent were still observed.
This was the sixties (I was born in 1958).
It wasn't really untill the mid-70s that things started to go downhill. When I stopped going to Church in 1976, we still kneeled for communion but it was ok to take it in the hand.
Somewhere between 1975 and 1997 when I returned the insipid hymns and experimentation took over.
But at least in French Canada it wasn't an immediate free-for-all immediately after the council. It was far more gradual and more or less in step with the decline in social mores in the same period.