"I have always respected Palau, so this was encouraging at least for me: "Luis Palau: Why It Matters that Pope Francis Drinks Mate with Evangelicals" (Christianity Today, March 14, 2013) [cf. "Secret Life of a Fool" by Andrew Palau, Louis Palau's son].Related:
"I continue to think Traditionalists hurt their own cause by being to rigidly wed to the one hundred percent clause. The opposition to Catholic Tradition is discouraging, and yet even in the Old Testament the Lord remained faithful to the Jewish system while he went outside it as well to bless. The over-hostility to anything remotely questionable is understandable given the mess of Vatican II, but it is also wrong. I mean, should we trash Bouyer's book on Protestantism, encouraging conversion, because he was Küng's doctoral advisor? When this new Pope told a friend the Anglican Ordinariate was unnecessary, that could easily mean God can work inside the Anglican Church without also meaning no one should convert. Some will, inevitably stay: others we are pleased come on in, of course. That is simply matter of fact. Etc.
"Anyway, the proof is in the pudding. It killed me how newsheads all opined, 'The first few days define the papacy....' and everyone nods. Only in Facebook nation does initial PR define things. In reality it blurs things. Only actions, as they unfold, define. Even Paul VI, for all his baggage, had a fistful of happily resonant teaching moments on transubstantiation and birth control, of all things!!
"Hence I thought this was very spot on: Taylor Marshell, "Traditionalists and Pope Francis: Can We Take a Deep Breath and Please Calm Down?" (Canterbury Tales, March 14, 2013)."
- Robert Royal, "The Devil and Pope Francis" (The Catholic Thing, March 20, 2013).
- Andrew Haines, "The Pope's Painful Liturgies" (Ethika Politika, March 19, 2013)
- Diane Korzeniewski, "Wounded Traditionalists and the Liturgies of Pope Francis" (Te Deum laudamus! March 21, 2013).