Fr. Dwight Longenecker wants traddies to be happy. (h/t Pewsitter.) And not antisemitic, or geocentric. (A bit unfair to bring up, thinks the Bear, as these are fringe positions.) He doesn't like looney ephemera like "The Remnant," and "Angelqueen," and the Bear suspects he sure wouldn't like SCB. The Bear bets he gets his share of traddie traffic.
The Bear is not a traddie. The Bear has his foot nailed to the floor in front of his favorite pew and hopes to die there. To be sure, there are a lot of dangerous back alleys in Traddie Town. But, on the whole, the Bear feels we're on the same side.
|No, seriously. It's raining.|
From Fr. Longenecker's Patheos perspective, Pope Francis has ushered in perpetually sunny days. Leave your black umbrella at home, and smile as the warm Mercy-rays put a glow on your face.
However, some of us watch in amazement as seemingly sane people walk around drenched in the thunderstorm chatting about what a beautiful day it is. The Bear, on the other hand, opens his black umbrella and tries his best to stay dry. He may look a bit scary. He will also pass along weather alerts to his friends as long as dangerous conditions prevail.
What it boils down to is this. This either makes you happy, or it makes angry. If it makes you angry, you know good and well why it is wrong. If it makes you smile, the Bear will not be the one to judge you.
|Catholic Thematic Aperception Test.|
It's as simple as that. "A fool will laugh at sin, but among the just grace shall abide." (Proverbs 14:9 Douay Rheims)