Why did Thomas experience the fulfillment of his theological aspirations on the feast of the saint under whose patronage gifts are given to little children each winter?
It is still better that he remain than for him to further enable the abuse of papal authority.
"Holy Mother Church holds all lawfully acknowledged rites to be of equal right and dignity; that she wishes to preserve them in the future and to foster them in every way." -Vatican II
This symbolic way of reading the liturgy has deep roots in the Apocalypse of John, and is nothing less than the monastic habit of lectio divina applied to the liturgy.
Only someone with a heart of stone could watch this and not come away thinking: “Wow, what a glorious thing the TLM is, what a blessing from God to lead modern men back to Him!”
The only alternative is to let my brain turn into tapioca by becoming an Ockhamist, and declaring that the word “rite” has no intrinsic meaning at all.
The traditionalist movement in this sense is nothing other than the evidence of the continuity of the one Church of Christ within the sphere of the Latin rite.
Let’s not forget, however, that they are trying to rebuild an entire world that has been lost, or rather, bombed into smithereens.
I will attend only the TLM or another traditional rite of the Church.
...at this stage of the “cosmic edition” of Capture the Flag that we are now playing, for eternal stakes.