How did the Church go from loving this:
But of the 11% to 22% of Catholics who still attend Mass regularly, and lets say of that, 1% are the Extraordinary Form lovers, what is their impression of the Mass? Do they love it? Do they like contemporary music? Do they like a priest whose personality and ad libs overrun the Mass?
I fear they love all the aspects of the Mass they experience that are wrong. That is a problem.
They love a priest who banters with them, who uses banal greetings after the religious ones and makes them feel welcome and warm and like they are at a cocktail bar enjoying friends.
They love music that entertains them and gets their adrenalin going with musicians in front acting like a amateur act.
They love a quick Mass, short homily and casual atmosphere.
They love a Mass that is like watching the Price is Right in their living room as they eat their lunch from a tray table.
To be honest with you, I don't know how to fix this. It is overwhelming.