For your Brick by Brick file,
Fr. John Hollowell in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis at his blog On The Rock says he has started celebrating Holy Mass in the Usus Antiquior of the Roman Rite… once a week.
I quibble with him calling it the “Latin Mass”, because the Novus Ordo can and ought to be said in Latin. But, that aside, his news is positive.
He has several videos in his blog entry. In one of them, you can hear that the congregation is making the responses during the prayers at the foot of the altar. Some of you will pounce on that. That is a discussion for a different entry. No rabbit holes. This is about the happy event of a priest starting up the TLM in a parish.
He also says:
We’ve had a great turnout so far – we probably have two or three times the number of regular daily Mass attendees who come out for the Mass in Latin.
This is a concrete step for the New Evangelization.
Friends, I think we will be seeing more and more of this.
If the implementation of Summorum Pontificum has been slower than some would prefer, more and more young priests, the newly ordained, seminarians are interested in saying the older form of Holy Mass. As they get ordained and as they are made pastors of parishes, we will see quite a few more places where TLM is celebrated.
The gravitational pull will increase even as the biological solution clears the way.