I just have to ask this question and the thread is not for those who attend Novus Ordo Masses. Rather the target is people who regularly or periodically attend a TLM. I am going to ask moderators to help keep this thread in that light, lest it become another runaway TLM vs. Novus Ordo war thread. I simply want to use it to hear from people why they attend the TLM.
To all TLM’ers who respond, please note that I am asking any moderator watching to strip this thread of any obvious attacks on the Novus Ordo for things which are sanctioned by the Holy See, or are in the GIRM. Be sure to speak in terms of preferences in this regard because it is also ok to not like some things for which flexibility is given directly or indirectly.
For the record, I do not attend a TLM but am genuinely interested in knowing how many in this forum attend and why you attend.
Once again, anyone wanting to take undiplomatic or uncharitable jabs at the N.O. should start their own thread. I don’t want it here, any more than I want people who don’t go to TLM’s hijacking the thread to address things said.
It is ok to talk in terms of specific things. But just reflect a little and be sure to provide specifics. Here are some starting thoughts and a few questions at the bottom.
Lack of traditionally celebrated Novus Ordo’s in your area?
Raised in TLM and still gravitate that way?
What about the culture within your TLM communities? Are they generally faithful to all doctrines or are they selective? Is this discussed among parishioners?
Were you born and raise pre or post vatican 2?
Do you see young people attending and if so, what is the rough mix (like 80% senior 20% youthful, or include middle age - rough percentages).?