I'm only posting this here because Twitter doesn't allow for nuance, and I want to use nuance.
Here was Chris's tweet yesterday
As a priest who says the TLM occasionally (as Chris goes occasionally) a few things:
1) I agree wholeheartedly that, in one sense of the phrase, "the Latin Mass isn't the answer to the crisis". I've spoken elsewhere about the book that I read on my retreat called Sacrilege, and how the author I think expertly points to and unpacks about THIRTY FIVE problems that lead to 2002 and 2018. And even moving beyond the abuse crisis to what I think is the larger crisis of Faith that Chris is referencing, I agree that in both cases NO ONE THING is THE answer.
2) I also would add here that I don't know many Latin Mass people that think that if we just went back to the Latin Mass, we wouldn't be in a crisis of Faith. There are certainly some, but most TLM'ers that I know recognize there are TONS of things that we need to keep emphasizing in order to restore the Church (insert a more theologically correct word for "restore" if that word doesn't work for you...most people know what we mean by that).
3) My only "critique" of the tweet would be that I think we can say that the Mass IS PART OF the Kerygma - the Mass does PREACH Christ, and I think we can also say, fairly comfortably, that the preaching that the Mass does can be more or less effective, depending on how it is celebrated, and I know Chris would agree with that.
So in one sense of the tweet, I'm on board. There are 50-100 categories (or more) of things that need tweeked/addressed/worked on in the Church. One of those is the way Mass is celebrated. And most TLM people that I know of prefer the TLM because they know there is almost a zero percent chance of being forced to encounter banal (and worse) celebrations of the Mass in our current day if they attend a Traditional Latin Mass. And those same people see lots of other things that need addressed in the Church.
"Lex orandi, legem credendi" - the law of how we worship governs what we believe