But remember… the problem is the Traditional Latin Mass! If only we could shut it down, the seminaries would fill up again.
The average age of a priest in the United States is 67. The large ordination classes of the fifties and early sixties are at retirement age. pic.twitter.com/shgBYbVUC0
— Father V (@father_rmv) March 5, 2022
Time, the inexorable “biological solution” is going to grind our presbyterates into the dust to which we all return. It is happening fast now, dear readers.
In 2016 I wrote that a priest friend, during my trip to his southern US diocese, said that they were going to lose 50% of their priests to retirement or death in five years. It will only get worse there and elsewhere.
Ah, the Church of Rahner’s dreams! It’s a new Pentecost!
Snark aside, unleash the TLM and every other aspect of the Vetus Ordo and you’ll soon find that there isn’t room enough in seminaries.
Loss of 50% in 5 years.
38 dioceses ordained ZERO.
Delere reprimere fallere falsis nominibus unitatem ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant.
A priest friend told me that this year there would be NO priests ordained for the Archdiocese of New York.
That didn’t just “happen”, unforeseen out of the blue. “Wow! Look what happened to us!” No.
It was engineered. This is what the Church of Rahner and Co. wanted all along. That, and THIS: From LifeSite – “Austrian bishop hangs banner of nude trans activist over main altar for Lent“. Really. Get it?
Undermine the priesthood from within and you accomplish so much more than the Protestant Revolt could ever, and that was, at heart, an attack on the priesthood.
I saw a video from the “live Mass stream” of a regular diocesan parish. It was for a morning TLM. Interesting detail: there were a bunch of (I’m told) seminarians present in choir dress. After Mass there was Exposition of a goodly length. Checking the parish’s bulletin, I found that, during Exposition, the priest was “in the box” hearing confessions. This was followed by Benediction. The number of seminarians for that diocese that chose to be at that Mass was, if the diocesan webpage is any indication, more than half of their total seminarians for the diocese.
Time grinds on and the foes of traditional sacred worship have their blades out, but the TLM cannot be stopped.
It is the way.