Internal political and social instability and collapse, economic tremors, the rise of belligerent nations, terror plots... . Liturgical mayhem may seem somewhat insignificant compared to the other challenges to the security and well being of persons.
And fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell.—St. Matthew 10:28.
There is little about the Ordinary Form of the Mass as commonly celebrated in any Canadian parish that is capable of inspiring people to take a stand for the Faith and/or defend the Liturgy from attempts to make it resemble more the loosely defined manifesto of contemporary socio-political correctness. The witness to Christ by far too many Canadian Catholics is, in a word, limp.
Where are Catholics formed in the Faith? In the Liturgy. The Holy Spirit acts in and through the Mass to bring people closer to Christ, to shape us in the way of love, hope, truth and authentic freedom. Parents who receive this formation carry it to their homes, the domestic church wherein their children are nurtured in the way of sacrificial love and communion with Christ and His Church.
Given likely future circumstances, Catholics will necessarily have to act more covertly with regards to evangelization given the pressure to conform to the ideologies imposed upon them. However, there will be no avoiding the risk or likelihood of censure, fine, loss of employment and possible prison terms for acting according to conscience, a conscience fully formed in the Catholic Faith.
For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.—Ephesians 6:12.
The catacomb experience will require us to be as creative as our Catholic Chinese brethren who well understand the need to celebrate the Mass with integrity under clandestine circumstances.
Society will only be scoured free of its state sanctioned detritus (intellectual and cultural genocide) when people of goodwill till the garden and, over several generations, produce a harvest of better citizens whose memory is long and true and eager to consign to oblivion the irrational ideologies of the current generation. That garden is the family authentically formed in the Divine Liturgy, the Liturgy that is Christ present and acting in His Church. We need holy parents raising holy children, children of hope and Gospel joy, children who are real human beings and obedient to Holy Mother Church.
The Church's mission must necessarily be grounded in prayer, prayer that conforms man, heart and soul, to the will of God.
What is the Church's sublime prayer? The Mass! We must be Mass-directed, otherwise we will be misdirected. To be Mass-directed, we must be faithful to the Tradition of the Church. The Mass is nothing if it is not living Tradition, the living Faith of the holy saints (versus the dead faith of the relativist). Mass without continuity with Sacred Tradition is not the Mass. It is mostly an invention of man.