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British weekly notices growing popularity of traditional Catholicism

Catholic World News - 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.

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