Recently, a friend of mine (who, like myself, was also born and raised in the Novus Ordo) went back to the Novus Ordo. He said he just had to "stay with the Magisterium". When I asked him whether or not he could be more specific, he just said " the coldness and excessive anger/extremism among 'Rad Trads'" and that Pope Francis would not have issued Traditionis Custodes in the first place had it not been for the reputation the majority of Traditional Catholics have for being "mean and nasty" not just towards others but also to themselves. Again, these are his words and not mine.
I don't want to lose him as a friend because both he and his family are really good people. Does anyone have any advice for dealing with this issue? Much appreciated. Thank you.
Well, there was probably something that someone said or did at the TLM that really bothered him, but he doesn't want to talk about it. Or maybe several things. As others have said, he'll run into problems at the Novus Ordo parish too. If he really is devout, and the priest is okay for an NO priest, then he may stay awhile. But he may be back to the TLM when he's tired of the shenanigans that will inevitably happen there. Some people go back and forth between the TLM and NO, hoping to fit in somewhere, but it doesn't always happen.