British weekly notices growing popularity of traditional Catholicism
December 13, 2012
The Economist notices the rising popularity of the Latin Mass among the faithful in England, and remarks that the congregations seem disproportionately young. A magazine rarely sympathetic toward the Catholic Church, The Economist sees this trend toward traditionalism as a sign that something has gone wrong.
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Posted by: normnuke -
Dec. 13, 2012 7:00 PM ET USA
At the traditionalist parish I attend the total congregation is about the same as at the novus parish I fled (about 1000). The median age of the 8:30 Sunday congregation is surely under 10, while at the novus parish it is surely over 60.
Posted by: Justin8110 -
Dec. 13, 2012 6:25 PM ET USA
Around here the Latin Mass is mostly couples that are 60 and up but there are a few young large families as well but not so many. As a 31 year old male I'm probably the youngest at the Mass I attend by a few decades if you don't count the handful of children. I wish we had the "problem" of younger Latin Mass goers in these parts.