[quote="FabiusMaximus, post:16, topic:281791"]
With all due respect, Mark, I disagree with you.
From what I've seen, the Evangelicals that are converting to Catholicism are yearning for traditionalist Catholicism, as in old-style,* missa cantata* Catholicism of our fathers. I think the majority of Evangelicals that are looking for Catholicism are looking for it for the same reason they seek the beauty of Orthodoxy.
I know this is a no-no to say on this forum but the reason I've been interested in Catholicism is for that old Church. The modernist Church with the empty, lifeless unsung Mass and the ugly new age architecture does it no justice and does not impress me.
OK, let the massacre begin.
I disagree with this.
Were you ever an evangelical Protestant? My husband and I were, and we still have many family members and acquaintances who are strong evangelical Protestants. (We don't have too many evangelical friends anymore--most of them ditched us after we became Catholic.)
Yes, there are certainly all kinds of evangelicals, and I'm sure that many of them are looking for tradition and ancient practices.
But the evangelicals that we know definitely prefer a more modern style of Catholicism, and find the ancient Catholic practices, especially use of Latin throughout the Mass, a definite "stumbling block."
It would be useful for you to understand that above all, most evangelical Protestants seek a relationship with Jesus Christ, and this means understanding Him and learning more about Him and of Him. They want good solid theological teaching through the preaching of the sermon and the singing of the music. What this means for most evangelicals is Mass in their own language. And of course, that means the OF Mass, not the EF.
I recognize and respect that you know evangelicals who are seeking "traditional Catholicism." I hope you will recognize and respect that I know evangelicals who want "modern Catholicism," not the "liberal" Catholicism, but rather, "vernacular Catholicism."