To be honest, I went over to the Rorate Caeli blog and I was really unimpressed with some of the comments over there. I expect the National Catholic Distorter, aka Fishwrap as Fr.Z calls it to moan and groan because of Pope Francis’s staunch defense of human life and stands against abortion and euthansia and his defense of traditional marriage but when I see Catholics who pride themselves on being “orthodox” going off on the new Pope, well, I expect more from those guys. The distorter types that write for Fishwrap propse heretical stances and are defacto schismatics. Sad to see the Rorate Caeli blog acting in many instances no different than the National Catholic distorter/fishwrap folks
I have not read all the comments from the recent posts by Rorate Caeli.
But I also think there is a difference in a dogma of the Church that cannot ever be changed (say abortion) and attacking the Pope over that versus a matter of discipline.
Furthermore, the Papacy over the past 50 years or so has to get a failing grade when it comes to discipline. Look at the statistics of the worldwide Church. Yes, I know in some places like sub-Saharan Africa things are much better, although in places like Europe things are much worse than even here in the US. Worldwide priest shortage, sacraments being ignored, Mass being ignored, natural law ignored, and so on.
The last few Papacies do deserve a lot of the blame for this! I do not know how else to put it. Maybe the new Pope Francis will surprise me very nicely, but I do not see him as the tough guy needed not just for reform the Curia after Vatileaks, but even more we need a Pope to reform the mass of lukewarm priests and lukewarm at best laity.