It seems recently all that has been going on are a bunch of self proclaimed progressive and liberal Catholics bashing the more traditional and conservative Catholics on this boards. It is quite disheartening and actually sickening. Just because someone prefers the TLM, does not make them heterodox…We have the right to attend the TLM, wherever it is offered…the Holy Father sees the importance of the TLM and encourages people to attend if that is what they prefer. Also, if one chooses to fast like they did 50 years ago…or if women want to wear a Mantilla…one should be able to do so without being exiled from progressive Catholics.
I have my reasons for preferring the TLM over the Novus Ordo…and I really don’t care if you believe that makes me a bad Catholic. All I know is that when I go to the TLM, I hear an Angelic Choir singing the most beautiful Latin Hyms, everyone is dressed appropriately, people are not smoking and joking in the pews, etc…as opposed to several Novus Ordo Masses I go to where people wear cut-offs, sweat suits, chew gum, talk, guitars and drums being used instead of choir, read magazines, and I even had a friend who saw a man reading a road map…With that said…I love the Holy Father and I agree totally with the teachings of the Church…100% I am an Orthodox Catholic…being a traditionalist and Orthodox is not mutually exclusive…I don’t know where this notion that it is came from.
Now, if you want to bash me for that and call me arrogant…go ahead…I will tell you this much though…I will choose a Mass in Latin anyday and the people that attend it over a Mass where you have clowns running around and people that look like they are ready to put on a production of Hamlet…IMHO that is a mockery of the Mass and should be condemned…I see stuff like that as having a lot more potential for harming the Church as opposed to Catholics that actually follow the Church’s teachings and don’t pick and choose what they will and will not follow…which happens a lot today.
Oh yeah…and before you bash “rad trads” as you like to call us…read Ecclesia Dei…the TLM is approved and supported by the Holy Father…does that make him a “rad trad”? I don’t think so.
Also…if you answer no…please explain why you would like to see your CAtholic brothers and sisters continued to verbally assaulted?