From a reader…
I’m in formation for ordination to the NO diaconate in three years, Lord willing. I’ve been to one TLM mass in Florida years ago. My question concerns us faithful NO Catholics. When you say that the demographic sinkhole will make Traditionalists and Evangelical converts come together with the beauty of TLM, where does that leave us that are trying to be faithful in the NO? I greatly respect your opinion on this and thanks in advance!
I wouldn’t be overly concerned. This is not going to be a sudden change, even though the Wuhan Devil is accelerating the sinkhole.
I think it will happen. It seem inevitable to me.
Still, as a deacon, you should know your rite.
Learn to serve as a server and as subdeacon and as deacon for the Traditional Latin Mass, Low, Sung, and Solemn.
That ought to be part of your formation anyway. It’s your Latin, Roman Rite. You should know more than (the lesser) half of it. It is important for your identity as a deacon.
You might try The Celebration of Mass by O’Connell. Get familiar with the Roman Rite.