It’s easy to bask in the glory of God while attending a sacred liturgy such as the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM). I would not take this opportunity for granted however.
Powerful forces are on the move to take that away from us just like they did last year with the cruel and evil lockdown measures (this has yet to cease in many places). Now, members of the Catholic hierarchy, who believe they own the Church somehow, are moving closer to fully suppressing the TLM. Rumor has it that Pope Francis wants this and he has also appointed a anti-TLM bishop to head the Congregation for Divine Worship.
All of this occurs while a litany of priests are being persecuted by their own leadership, not only for violating “virus protocols,” but more so for preaching the entirety of the Gospel. Look no further than the plights of Fr. James Altman, an assortment of priests kicked out of their parishes, or even forced into homelessness. As bad as the state is with its usual tyranny, good and faithful clergymen face more excruciating injustice from within Church institutions (ruthless, faithless bishops). Without good clergy, you’ll never get a chance to worship in reverent liturgy. Instead, make way for clown Mass and the like.
Fear not, my friends. Our Lord is still, and always will be, in charge of the entire narrative. These tribulations simply mean that we will be tested in our faith. Through struggle and suffering, holiness is forged. Also, if priests become an endangered species, you might not be able to attend Mass, but we still have every opportunity to worship God and petition for his graces by praying Our Lady’s Rosary.
God bless. Have a great Sunday and never take for granted your ability to worship in light of these trying circumstances.