There are those who right now are running down the Traditional Roman Rite, the intentions of Pope Benedict, and, worst of all, the people who desire them. These poor negative complainers are stuck in their own ideology. They seem genuinely afraid of the fact that young people are embracing the traditional forms.
They are afraid, so they are lashing out. It’s all very sad and a great waste of time and energy.
It would be wonderful if some of these people could experience also the fruits of what Pope St. John Paul II called “legitimate aspirations”.
Here is a new video from the FSSP chapel in Los Angeles, where good things are happening. I would love to visit there sometime!
How encouraging was that?
Don’t let the angry, frightened naysayers get you down. They need our compassion and the accompaniment of our prayers.
Also, you should reach out to them and be inviting! Cheerfully help them in concrete ways to shake those scales from their eyes and stop being so angry.
Never underestimate the power of an invitation.