Yes, I know the phone calls and "reminders" to bishops and priests not to associate themselves with the SSPX groups. Summorum Pontificum is supportive os the SSPX? Idiots.
Here is an excerpt of an article in Catholic World Report about the growth in Mass attendance in traditionally Bible belt areas in the United States. Take note that this article was published in December of last year:
The Coalition in Support of Ecclesia Dei keeps a comprehensive list of locations in which the traditional Latin Mass is available. At last count, in the 191 dioceses in North America, there are about 485 parishes that offer Mass in the Extraordinary Form with some frequency (monthly, twice-per-month, or weekly), with 335 parish locations offering it weekly. [Take note. There is a national group coordinating all these efforts to promote the Traditional Latin Mass. Here in the Philippines...never mind.]
In North America there are 75 parish locations that offer daily access to the Extraordinary Form. Of those locations, 38 are in the care of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and 13 are provided for by the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. [Papal-right groups that cannot establish a base here in the Philippines because.........yes, that's right. Good 'ole Genie is there to prevent the groups.] That leaves 24 locations run by dioceses or religious communities (such as the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius in Chicago) where the Mass in the Extraordinary Form is offered daily.
One such parish is thriving in what may seem to some to be the least likely of places—what is often referred to as “the buckle of the Bible Belt,” Greenville, South Carolina. Prince of Peace Catholic Church, located in Taylors, SC, is a diocesan parish with nearly 2,000 families and an evangelical liturgical approach that is beginning to draw national and international attention.
Not only is this parish attracting families interested in regular access to traditional liturgy and the sacraments, it is beginning to be recognized by even the non-traditional Catholic audience as a beacon of the “New Evangelization,” due to the number of converts and reverts it draws into the Catholic Church.
Prince of Peace also has a burgeoning school, a round-the-clock adoration chapel, and numerous other flourishing apostolates.
There is a Q&A with the parish priest about how they started these movement. You can read the rest here.
Here is one excerpt:
CWR: What kind of response—either positive or negative—have you received from other priests in the diocese or elsewhere?
Father Smith: A lot priests, when they hear about what we do—it may perhaps sound very strange to them for some reason. But when they actually come and visit and experience firsthand how both forms are [celebrated as similarly] as possible, while still respecting the unique differences, and they see the participation and the faith of the people—when they see all of this in action, then it makes more sense to them.
No one else in our diocese is doing it the way that we are, but we also have a history in our parish that other parishes have not had. There are places where they would love to have the Extraordinary Form more often, but they don’t have the same level of desire—as shown over a period of 12-plus years now—that our parishioners have
I assure you. If he were a priest of the Archdiocese of Manila, he would have been sent to another assignment, exiled, courtesy of the great liturgist Fr. Genaro Diwa. Oh yes, it's true! It's really true!
The reverent liturgy is attracting people.
Tradition is always the counter-revolution to the worldly
Take a look at this. Has this produced much converts in the past or it has sent Catholics to join more Evangelical groups since they have better dancers, better singers, better musicians and better acoustics in their houses of worship that do not disguise itself as a "church" unlike Catholic "churches" that disguise themselves as churches when they are desperately trying to become like auditoriums?
Yup that's Cardinal Rosales on the left.
Don't expect anything good from him about the liturgy. You leaves it all to the "experts".
Ask these kids what they think of the Mass and all they say is that the Mass is where they need to dance and perform.
New Evangelization! Teach kids what the Mass is really NOT about the Mass and make them believe it IS what it seems to be. A show!
Now you know why Fr. Diwa hates the TLM and why he works hard to PREVENT it from being celebrated in the Archdiocese of Manila.
His creative liturgies will fall flat on its face once people see the difference of what authentic liturgy is especially when the Ordinary Form is celebrated the way it was intended in the liturgical books!
Conversion? Who needs them when even atheists can go to heaven?!
Yeah. Who am I to judge people?