Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that it never went out.
Many people under 35 are currently fascinated with everything from the vintage to the ancient. Why? Aren't young people supposed to be wholly preoccupied with the latest and greatest?
This is not just true for thrift store shoppers and fashion bloggers. Within the Catholic Church there are many young people gravitating toward traditional liturgy and practices that, to some of our elders of the baby-boomer generation, seem a little antiquated and possibly somewhat baffling. Most of the women I see in veils at mass each week appear to be under 35. The religious orders that are getting high numbers of vocations from the young are those with the most traditional attitudes.
Oddly enough, we can turn to an antique book for an explanation of this youthful preference for tradition. As usual, G.K. Chesterton can shed some light on the matter in a single paragraph:
|St. Peter's Basilica, Rome.|