I came across this on Father James Martin's facebook page. As you can imagine, he too got the vapors over the appeal of the Traditional Latin Mass. Here is the article: "In Came Latin, Incense And Burned Books, Out Went Half The Parishioners". It's not more than a glorified hissy-fit, and it's an admission of their own failures as much as the appeal of authentic Catholicism.
One Mad Mom did her own excellent critique of the NCR's hysteria, and I suggest that you read it. I will supplement it with a few of my own observations.
First, my own attendance at the Traditional Latin Mass had been slowly increasing in frequency before the pandemic. When the mainstream bishops cowered before the magistrates during the onset of "restrictions", the Traditional Latin Mass literally became the only game in town, as it were. Only those Masses was I able to attend, if only in my car, and receive actual Holy Communion. For the first 8 weeks, I drove 2.5 hours each way to attend Mass. Of course Holy Mass is worth it. By God's grace I have not had to settle for spiritual Communion once on account of the pandemic and nonsensical "regulations".
The NCR piece starts by quoting Maria Lichtmann, a "religious scholar". I googled her and discovered that she has a bit of a resume, peppered with all sorts of nods to her own dissidence. What would an academic career be without a stint at Georgetown University? On page 2 we see that there she taught a course called "The Problem of God". On the same page we see her affiliation with the dissident bunch Pax Christi. On page 5 we see that she authored a paper entitled "My Search For The Goddess" and on page 6, "Saint Paul Reexamined: The Case For Women Priests". So of course this woman would find the presence of authentic Catholicism to be "strange" and perhaps even threatening to her shaky beliefs.
The parishioners who abhor tradition are conducting Mass in an auto body shop. Like One Mad Mom, I hope the bishop clamps down on that. Anyway, the article quotes Father John Hoover, one of the two priests who says Mass in this setting, probably illicitly. He states that after the homily, he invites parishioners to talk of their spiritual struggles. Not after Mass, but after the homily, as in "before the Creed" and "during Mass"? These shenanigans are prime examples of why these parishioners don't value the Real Presence nor Our Lord's One True Church.
I could go on and on. Suffice it to say that both Father Martin and the Not-At-All Catholic Reporter have given to the One True Church an unintentional salute, acknowledging that their efforts to dismantle and desconstruct the One True Church are being successfully opposed.