I was directed to a blog post by a priest, Fr. Joseph Faulkner of St. Wenceslaus in (I love this name) Wahoo, Nebraska. I have written about him before.
Father has used COVID-1984 time, as many people have, to learn something new: The Traditional Latin Mass. He already has Latin and actually teaches it.
He made his way from celebrating the Novus Ordo reverently, but – as he admits – belittling the Traditional forms, to moving to ad orientem worship (which is when I wrote about him HERE), to learning and saying the Extraordinary Form.
He describes his evolution in quite personal terms, even explaining with sincere humility where he put his foot wrong in charity.
I suspect that Father’s evolution is not finished. Over time, he will find things in the TLM that will change his view of priesthood and himself as a priest at the altar that simply aren’t available in the Novus Ordo.
I look forward to more from him.
You might take a few minutes, especially you priests out there who are thinking about ad orientem worship for the Novus Ordo and thinking about learning the TLM, and reading Fr. Faulkner’s offering.