In saying this, I am not placing superiority on the Novus Ordo. In fact, personally, I am attracted to TRADS and the Latin mass, even while I have a love/hate relationship with the whole idea. Be that as it may, I never see any sympathy extended to us who have never known anything else. Rather, we are told to just “give the TLM a try,” as if we will be instantly converted over. To believe in such an instant conversion is ridiculous – conversion to TRAD liturgy and TRAD sensibility is not an overnight process and it’s not something that just suddenly makes sense to you after half a lifetime of the Novus Ordo. (I always laugh at the oft repeated TRAD advice to attend the TLM at least 3 times in a row – as if a TRAD’s attendance at the Novus Ordo 3 times in a row would convert them?)
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