Celebrate diversity and change: Free the Tridentine Latin Mass
In the name of celebrating diversity and embracing it, please let people in each parish come together in small groups -- small groups are in nowadays, right? -- between now and Sept. 14 so they can request regular celebration of the Tridentine Latin Mass in their respective parishes.
Please do not be afraid of change; please do not resist change; please do not cling to the past.
Allow this innovation; allow this diversity.
The Church in America has done the best it can for the past 40 years to ban the Mass of the Ages, the Tridentine Latin Mass, and to criticize it and misrepresent it, to erase knowledge of it among the faithful and to make attendance at it as hard as possible for the faithful.
That institutional hierarchical and clerical hostility to the Tridentine Mass, spanning 40 years and three generations now, is precisely why you can claim that few people want it. The U.S. Church has given the faithful no chance to know about it and love it.
Please be big of heart, and honest, and generous.
Enough with cheap, petty tricks on your flock, such as assigning Tridentine Latin Masses to remote parishes or hospital chapels or monasteries, and scheduling them at inconvenient hours.
Please: Celebrate diversity! Embrace diversity!