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This future in which traditional Catholics in their TLM-celebrating churches are separated from the rest of the faithful in diocesan parishes would be immensely harmful for all.

By Matt Soldano, Crisis Magazine, March 9, 2023

Matt Soldano is a Catholic husband and father who helps run a catering company based in Willow Grove, PA. A former Protestant deacon, he and his family are recent converts to the Church. He is currently working towards his Master’s in Theological Studies at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.


Matt Soldano

Once a month, a local homeschool group visits the 9 a.m. Mass at my parish, which celebrates the Novus Ordo. The group mostly consists of traditional Catholic moms and their kids from a Latin Mass parish located 30-45 minutes away. They arrive in fifteen-passenger vans with roughly 5-8 kids per mother. The women wear chapel veils, and they all receive Communion on the tongue while kneeling. It’s a beautiful sight to behold.

Outside of that group, the Mass is mostly attended by older, retired folks and a handful of younger Catholics who work strange hours, like myself, and find themselves free on a Wednesday morning. The presence of these mothers and their children is welcomed by all. It is a beautiful thing both that this group exists and that they choose to attend Mass with us. …

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