What I find fascinating is the rise in vocations in France amongst the Traditional Orders, Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis writes about then in the Catholic Herald. Fr Z does a friendly red ink job on the article too.
I wish I could say that I was truly a "Traditionalist", the truth is I am a pragmatist. Liberalism leads nowhere, seminaries are more-or-less empty, convents are being sold off, parishes are closing, schools are left without Catholic heads or teachers, even the vocation to marriage and therefore to the Catholic family are seriously diminishing.
I don't know why "Traditionalism" flourishes on the continent, even in liberal anti-clerical France but in England it seems to be thought of something of a specialist interest. The article deals communities which are attached to the "old rite" but this is too narrow an approach to these communities, but even the "new rite" communities are far from liberal, they too flourish.