This is all spin. Our pope has NO intention of returning to traditional values. This means he either will try to convince the traditionalists to
embrace the new age modernist agenda or is not really going to care much what they do like all before him have not.
Bingo. Right on.
This papacy is not apt to embrace the traditionalists. Pope Francis will be a papacy of ecumenism, the Novus Ordo Mass, liturgical blasphemies, and a
continued deterioration of the Church in Europe and the U.S. Mass attendance will continue to decline in the West, and more and more convents,
seminaries, and Catholic schools will continue to be shut down in the West.
If the Pope had half a wit, he would realize that the only vibrancy right now is in the traditionalist pre-Vatican II congregations, convents, and
seminaries. These are the old school Latin Rite Catholics that are ardent believers in the Church as it existed pre-Vatican II. These
traditionalists are growing in numbers at a fast pace.
There is some growth of the Church, too, in Latin America, and some say Africa and limited parts of Asia. But the West is theologically dead from a
Catholic perspective, and it can all be attributed to the same horrific New Age, Vatican II philosophy that Pope Francis emulates: inter-faith
"dialogue" with anti-Christian faiths, the lowering of the moral authority of the papacy, the continued deterioration of the liturgy of the Mass,
the cult of personality of the papacy and priesthood, the embrace of modernism, etc.
Catholics - especially young families - are particularly attracted to the old Latin Mass for its timelessness, its consistency, its structure, and its
moral authority. The priest cannot innovate in a Latin Mass - He must follow the pattern of the liturgy like a well orchestrated musical or
theatrical production. The old Latin Mass is focused on the worship of G-d, and not the cult of personality of the priesthood.
If I had to wager, I would bet that Pope Francis will go down in the history books as being a disastrous papacy for the faithful. I hope I am wrong,
but he certainly doesn't seem to be reaching out to the ardent faithful traditionalists, and he appears to be more interested in charming the media
right now. He's definitely a modern globalist, and that does not portend well for the future of the Church.