Francis appointee Bishop Mitchell Rozanski of Springfield, Massachusetts has apologized for being Catholic. In His Excellency's most recent pastoral letter, the Bishop wrote:
As the Diocese of Springfield, we must acknowledge this need for mercy, and ask forgiveness of God and each other for past sins and offenses. There are many people hurting in our Catholic community from the pain caused by our past failings as a diocese, as well as the grievous actions of some who ministered in our Church. The reality of that pain is that it still echoes many years later, as was given witness in our recent diocesan survey. So, before I ask anything of you, let me as your bishop be the first to apologize and ask your forgiveness.
First and foremost, I apologize to the victims of clergy sexual abuse, their families and friends, and all those scandalized by the Church’s failure to protect our young people and for any lack of diligence in responding.
Understood. At the end of the letter, the Bishop quotes some of the responses of the diocesan survey, including:
“The gay community feels that they aren’t welcome. They don’t want to espouse another religion; therefore, they don’t attend church at all. Hopefully, a special outreach could be done to them.”
“In many families due to the economy both parents are working and often working more than one job. This leaves little time and energy for parish activities; many athletic activities which are not parish-sponsored are now scheduled for Sunday mornings. These are some of the problems families are facing today.”
“At least half the Church is women. When is the Church going to accept us as equals and value our opinion? They don’t even ask our opinion nor do they seem to want it.”
“Childcare during Mass and parish activities.”
“We need to do more social outreach and have more ecumenical opportunities to focus on our similarities and not our differences. Get people of different faiths acting together for the same goals.”
“Try connecting more than correcting.”
The Bishop then exhorts these suggestions as force in his diocese.
For those who are not familiar, the Springfield Diocese is the least Catholic in nominal numbers, and has a history of homosexual bishops. Churches that have closed were immediately torn down. Amazingly, there is a weekly Traditional Latin Mass at St. John the Evangelist in Agawam, but with one problem: it is said as a "vigil" Mass on Saturdays at 6PM. This is illegal!
The closest canonically correct Sunday TLM is in Enfield, CT at St. Martha's Parish at 12PM. (I have never been to this Mass so I don't know if it's said in good faith.)