The real story here is not so much that traditionalists are attacking the election of Bergoglio. After all, who could have been blindsided by that? The Cardinals that elected him? They knew full well who they were electing AND how traditionalists would react. Don't kid yourselves. This election was intended, at least in part, to put a squash on the Vatican-SSPX "talks", and, in addition, any notion that traditionalists were to be taken seriously.
The real story, at least for me, is the fact that we traditionalists have learned the hard way that we are far outnumbered by enemies, and those enemies include the "Reform of the Reform" crowd, and they are perhaps even more vehemently our enemies than the liberals. New Catholic of Rorate Cæli was called the equivalent of an hysterical liar for simply pointing out the TRUTH that Summorum Pontificum was thwarted by Bergoglio, and that there is NO Traditional Latin Mass in the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires. While one internet priest apologized for this accusation and spreading misinformation, Pope Z hasn't, and probably won't. Traditionalists point out the obvious truths about Pope Francis, and we are maligned for doing so, and why? Because we challenge the mainstream's golden calf, which is a selfish clinging to Modernism under the guise of obedience.
Father Finigan writes: "As is probably fairly obvious, I am trying to post as many positive things about Pope Francis as I can."
Why? Did he feel like he had to find and say positive things about Ratzinger after his election? Why does Fr. Finigan think that he has to do that if he doesn't realize, deep down inside, that there is something to dread about this election?
By the way, there are even some traditionalists who are still peddling the misinformation. For example, as of right now The Remnant Newspaper still has a link in their sidebar to an out of date article about the "implementation" of Summorum Pontificum in Buenos Aires. Mr. Matt needs to get that corrected, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt since he is still in the Roman fog.
Here's the overly positive traditionalist perspective (that is straining not to be considered "Radtrad"):
*And... since we have already mentioned His Holiness, Pope Z... I dare him to suggest this to the Schismatics, Protestants... or Jews. Exactly why should the SSPX at this moment come crawling up to the Pope? Hasn't that already happened? How many times was Fellay summoned Rome? How many times did he disobey and not go to Rome when called? The fact of the matter is that Bishop Fellay would drop everything and go to Rome if (when?) Pope Francis were to call him. The problem is, Pope Francis is too busy calling the local synagogues to be bothered with calling the SSPX. It's a matter of priorities, you know?
*Will Pope Z, Fr. Finigan, or Shawn Tribe show any concern for Monsignor Marini, or will they simply bend their notion of the Reform of the Reform to fit the new altar arrangements? Change is in the air, for good for bad, we will soon see.
*Slate: Pope Francis could be a "Catholic Nightmare".
*The people's table is carted back out, along with the polyester vestments. So much for the Reform of the Reform. I guess the NeoCats will have to dream another impossible dream.
*Pope Bergoglio's ecumenism on display:
*Did Pope Bergoglio hand over names to the Argentine death squads? Some Leftists say yes, and you know the journalists smell blood.Way to go Cardinal Electors! You all might want to pick up your brains on the way back to the airport, they are sitting on the ground, next to the faith you lost.
*It took the Huff-Post less than twelve hours to pick up the story!
*Setting the stage for two papal resignations in one year?
*Salon picks up the story.
*Oops, there goes another story.
*Huh-Oh, you know it's serious when Patheos deigns to treat it!
*Hugh, that jovial and lovable pope assassin at The Guardian!
*Ingersoll is always taking the dirty shot.
Caution! Consider the source. The accusations are coming from the Leftists, and there's really very little substantial evidence outside of a single journalist's claims, but that really isn't the point. The media is going to run with this, and it has the potential to cripple this pontificate from the first. This is the reason why I thought the Cardinal Electors would never elect a man from South America or Africa, because they are hotbeds of Marxism and all the problems that entails (among other things). The Cardinals either knew they were taking this risk and thought it was worth it, or they are kind of... well... you know.
*I could go on and on pasting link after link, but I think we all get the picture.
*What are we to make of the homosexual crisis hitting the highest offices in the Church?
*The family and society: when one is sick the other is sick.
*The Orwellian World of Catholic Colleges and Universities.
*Liberty: The God that Failed, book review, Part II.
*The down and dirty, hard economic numbers reveal the disaster that was Chavez style Socialist redistribution.
*Is Czarist Russia coming back? That would spell hard times for Russian perverts.
*Americans can't afford the future.