I have been in Baltimore for a week off and on. The last time I was here was in the late 1980's. But most of my time warp memory of Baltimore centers on the years of 1976 to 1980 when I was in the seminary here.
Baltimore has grown and changed in many ways, some positive and some very negative.
Today I had a brief conversation with a docent in a historic Baltimore chapel. He was close to 80 years old. I asked if the EF Mass was celebrated anywhere in the city. He mentioned a couple of churches.
Then he went on to talk about an experience he had when he accidentally attended an EF Mass. When he realized his mistake he left immediately.
Then he went on to describe how "silly" the EF Mass is using the outdated clichés of the mid 1960 through the 1970's that denigrated 1,500 year old tradition of this Mass! He referred specifically to the transfer of the Roman Missal from one side of the altar to the other as an example of ridicule. Speak about a time warp!
This was the dastardly tactic then and now by his and my still living generation! So sad and tragic and not beneficial for Holy Mother Church.
It is 2015 AD not 1970! But so many remain in a time warp in this regard and sadly so! We need to get with it and value our little t and big T tTraditions!