Well if you lived on the left coast, I wouldnt be surprised to see a whole lot of that. I had a Benedictine Priest recomend Thomas Merton to me, not to mention he went ballistic when I mentioned my preference for the EF mass. And this is in Cleveland, Ohio away from Kali. After that Episode I limited my contact with the group(to be fair there is a Priest there that does infact celebrate the EF mass and he is the main one that does it in the Cleveland area so go figure....).
Indeed! I know that priest. When I took my father to Cleveland Clinic for cancer surgery, I had a couple of weeks to spend in Cleveland, and I went to a few traditional Masses celebrated by this Benedictine priest. I also went to a retreat he gave. Wonderful priest, and he had some stories about his community. Indeed there are some old dinosaurs in that monastery who are allergic to anything traditional. But he said things are changing---15 years ago he was considered some sort of freak, but he is now considered more mainstream.
BTW, St. Stephen's church in Cleveland (where he celebrates the traditional Mass) is one of the beautiful churches I've seen in the United States. It's one of those incredible German Gothic churches with magnificent wood carving all over the place and glorious stained glass windows. The sanctuary was eye-popping.