Let's face it, there are far more Catholics who prefer this type of spirituality and music at Mass than those who clamor for the Extraordinary Form Mass:
The vast majority of Catholics, overwhelming majority of Catholics, are not into the liturgy wars. Granted a goodly number of Catholics are gnostics today and pick and choose what they will believe and think their opinion about this, that or the other is as authoritative as Scripture, Tradition and natural law. But when it comes to the liturgy, for the most part, no one is complaining and the status quo is fine.
What complaints I do hear is about music. This has been the case for as long as I can remember. Because so many variety of styles of music are allowed in the Ordinary Form of the Mass (and for that matter, it could be in the Extraordinary Form as well, especially its low Mass with a four hymn sandwich) people know what they like and don't like.
Older Catholics I once knew, most of whom are dead now, did not like bringing Protestant hymns into the Mass, such as Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art and Hark the Herald Angels Sing amongst others. Neither did they appreciate the folk genre that was foisted upon them overnight.
Today most Catholics don't even know that Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art and Hark the Herald Angels Sing are some of the greatest Protestant Hymns of their classical tradition of hymnody and spirituality.
Catholics today go to a particular Mass not so much because of the music but because of the time it is offered and family traditions. They will suffer through a liturgy celebrated poorly and with music they don't like.
But there is a vast crowd that likes modern, upbeat music, similar to the Praise and Worship music that has become so popular in the more hip or trying to be hip staid mainline Protestant denominations borrowed from the non-denominational and the pentecostal (charismatic) traditions.
I know that if we at St. Joseph had a powerful modern music ensemble, singing upbeat music with all kinds of instrumental accompaniment, that that Mass would be packed similar to the church depicted in the short video above.
This is only anecdotal evidence, but here in Macon where there are only three Catholic parishes, St.Joseph is by far the "mega Catholic Church" and the most traditional in its tradition of music. In addition what is sung at our Masses is the same for all Masses to bring unity to our various Sunday Masses and for all the parish to have a common singing tradition.
We don't want to separate families when it comes to the Mass by offering different styles of music for different tastes and generations thus having youth coming to a youth Mass and oldsters to a more staid Mass. We want families to stay together and the Church family as a whole to stay together and be on the same page.
The other two parishes offer contemporary music. Holy Spirit only has a Sunday Vigil Mass and a Sunday Morning Mass (yes, only one Mass on Sunday, what a luxury, we have four, but I digress).
Their music is contemporary for the most part, their ensemble sings up front and even though the worship space is quite small and has good studio acoustics, each singer has a microphone in front of them. Some of the music sounds country-western with a kind of a twang, but most is what we would associate with contemporary although contemporary is elusive and ever changing.
Their one Sunday Mass is full, but not brimming over with younger Catholics and the growth of this parish is status quo and in fact has declined over the last few years. Once there were two Sunday morning Masses there. On the other hand in the past 10 years, St. Joseph has added a Mass (we did not have a Saturday Vigil Mass) and we've added the once a month, First Sunday of the month EF Mass. (Today is the First Sunday as I write this, so we actually have five Masses today!)
The other parish, St. Peter Claver, traditionally an African American parish was integrated in the 1960's when whites were encouraged to go there from Saint Joseph Church and Blacks from St. Peter Claver to come here. That tradition has continued to this day. However, Saint Peter Claver has developed in the last 10 years a major ministry to Hispanic Catholics in the area, primarily Mexicans, and this group is the largest in the parish and the youngest. Of course the Mexican congregation has its own genre of music.
St. Peter Claver has had since the 1970's to this day a very good folk group. They basically sing the same things they sung in the 1970's. In fact, this group sang my first Mass in June of 1980 and came to Augusta and my home parish to do it. Last year, when I filled in for the vacationing pastor at St. Peter Claver, two of the songs that the group sung at that Mass where two that were sung at my first Mass! The current group had no idea that the very same music had been sung at my first Mass all the way back in 1980 when folk music was at its zenith.
Their folk Mass doesn't attract too many younger people, but mostly aging white people who have had a tradition of going to that Mass over the last few decades. They like the freer feeling that maintains some of the sentiments of the raging 60's for them and they are accustomed to this style of Mass.
So the bottom line is that people like what they are accustomed to liking. They aren't into the liturgy wars until what they like is changed. But usually they either accept the change, go elsewhere or stop coming altogether if their horizontal needs are not met.
And therein lies the problem with liturgy. Its beauty today is in the eye of the beholder and like so much in the Church today, beauty and truth are subjective. Gnostic Catholics pick and choose what they like and don't like and see their preferences on par with the authoritative teachings of the Church even if their preferences are different than those official teachings.
I don't see things changing any time soon. It will take judgment day, at our personal judgement or at the end of time, for major changes to take place leading to real truth and beauty.That is heaven folks, maybe folk Masses are purgatory (that's still a part of heaven)?