Eleven weeks after Bishop William Michael Mulvey of Corpus Christi, Texas, eliminated the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) at St. John the Baptist Church, the parish’s collections are down 29 percent as Catholics flock to the nearby Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) chapel.

“The homeschool co-op and children’s choir are currently in limbo,” said Libby Ibanez, a former parishioner who attended the TLM faithfully on Sundays and weekdays, integrated as part of her children’s daily homeschool routine.

“Youth ministry is in limbo. We are waiting on he newly-assigned priest who starts July 5 to determine the fate of these programs due to the lack of funding,” she added.

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