I’m a bit late introducing myself. My name is Barbara and I live in NYC. I am a paralegal by profession, working mainly for criminal defense lawyers. I have a healthy respect for the law and our Constitution.
I actually happened to find this site when I was researching a personal question and found I have a lot to learn, but remember a lot too.
I was educated in parochial schools, but have fallen away (a bit inconsistent in my attendance) though I have not lost my faith or beliefs. In fact, if anything, I consider myself a rather conservative Roman Catholic in my views on The Church.
Welcome to the site. If you are near Grand Central Station you may want to go to St. Agnes on Sundays. They have a traditional Latin Mass there with the approval of the local ordinary. Since you have mentioned a few times the Pre-Vatican II days, you may enjoy it there. The choir is quite good, and you can go GCS after to the food halls and get a nice lunch. There are other Latin Masses around the City, I know of one in Brooklyn and a few scattered about. If you’ve not been there are also some very beautiful Eastern Rite Catholic Churches in NYC.