Here in my great land, we’ve been getting peppered with periodic negativity about the Tridentine Mass coming back.
Said one priest: I just don’t get this new permission. How are we all going to be closer to God by looking at the priest’s back, mumbling something in Latin we don’t even know what it means.
But the topper: a local priest put in the bulletin an article written by a priest in Maryland (if you’re clever, you can find it online). The article bashed the Tridentine Mass and those who like it: “They are mostly elderly, they don’t like singing…shaking hands…communion in both forms…having three readings. What they like most about the Latin Mass is that they can get in and out in less than 45 minutes.” He goes on and on, ending with that the only people pressing for the Tridentine Mass are the SSPX people and a few young ones curious about a Mass they never saw. He concludes by saying “we can offer it. But almost no one will come.”
Now, let me reiteriate, the priest who put this in his bulletin didn’t write this article, but obviously feels the same way. Well, Father (you know who you are-and expect a personal email from me, btw), you’re right no one will come. Not until priests like you who only find outrage about the disobedience about SSPX and never Call to Action or Women Priests or making Eucharistic Hosts improperly, I could go on and on. No, no one will come until you stop bashing it.