The plural of anecdote is “data”.
COVID-1984 has accelerated a force operating on the Church as inexorably as The Biological Solution works on us all: a huge demographic sinkhole is opening under the Church. Shortly, everything is going to look quite different. We are beyond the tipping point.
One of the results, I foresee, is that, as the “beige” Church drops into the void, Catholics with conviction and identity will be left. These Catholics will find each other and, after some frictions, produce something vibrant. Call it Ratzinger’s “creative minority” if you want. These Catholics will include converts, especially from strong Scripture-based evangelical groups, charismatics with a solid grounding in Marian and Eucharistic devotion and, naturally, Tradition-oriented Catholics.
The Traditional Latin Mass is going to be a key to any positive future for Catholicism in these USA.
Back to the anecdotes.
A former Protestant pastor, Keith Nester, talks about the Traditional Latin Mass and Gregorian chant. It is remarkable how similar to mine was his reaction to chant and traditional Catholic worship affected him in his first encounter.
Also, over at LifeSite, convert and pro-life activist Abby Johnson explains why she attends the Traditional Latin Mass.
Try 10:10. She talks about the 1st Mass of a newly ordained priest (TLM!).