SNAP on 'traditionalists'
Today's Statement from Peter Isely, SNAP Midwest Director, on How Pope Francis took 2013 by storm, also includes elaboration on SNAP's agenda.continue at The Provincial Emails
"Pope Francis taking on the self styled 'traditionalists' (fetishists may be a more accurate description) and rejecting the rhetoric of the culture wars has made a very good first impression, especially with the liberal press."
Count me among those who saw parallels between how bishops and pastors dealt with claims of sexual abuse and how they dealt with liturgical issues. It appears that SNAP's idea of "reform" will still leave as standard operating procedure dismissing people raising some issues as actually just manifesting psychological problems.
Uh, why don't you take a quick straw poll to see how many of the abusive priests classified themselves as 'traditionalists.' Don't get me wrong, there certainly are some but I would guess that number is less than 20%. Then see how many identify at the opposite end of the spectrum. I like Mr. Berres' take on the matter.