It's not always easy anymore to distinguish some of what is written by those who call themselves "Traditionalists" and those who call themselves "Conservatives." Certainly there are differences, but in the complaints and criticisms of recent trends, the lines seem to blur a bit, sometimes significantly.
It's been interesting catching up on what the "Trads" are saying of late. Here's a quick survey. Keep in mind, this is only a survey, and I'm not necessarily promoting the views expressed in these articles. It is interesting to see what is being said. Some opinions strike me as reasonable; others are so radically different from what one reads in what Michael Voris calls the "Catholic Establishment Media," that one wonders whether each party inhabits the same planet. Still, one can read and learn:
- Patrick Archbold, co-founder of Creative Minority Report, has an interesting quasi-autobiographical retrospective on how he lost his confidence that the Benedictine reforms of the previous pontificate would be sustained in a typical whimsical, if depressing, piece called "Dead Cat Bounce" (Remnant, April 25, 2015).
- Maike Hickson, in "Priest: I’ll never ‘profane’ the sacraments by following Kasper’s proposal, no matter who tells me to do it" (LifeSiteNews, April 24, 2015), relates four gauntlets thrown down in the face of the Kasperian Syodical Revolution by Father Brian Harrison, O.S.; Joseph Matt of The Wanderer; Professor Robert Spaemann; and Father José Granados.
- Christopher Ferrara has two videos in a series I've never seen before, the most recent of which is an eminently depressing expose entitled "Is opposition to the Synod Gossip?" (April 22, 2015) and, from the day before, "The Reign of Double talk" (April 21, 2015).
- Michael Matt in a discussion with Christopher Ferrara address "SSPX: Public Enemy No. 1" (Remnant Forum, October 31, 2014), "SSPXophobia: From Voris to Mirus to…Hillary Clinton?" (April 21, 2015) - cf. Ferrara's article "SSPX Officially Recognized in Archdiocese of Buenos Aires" (Remnant, April 13, 2015), and this related manifesto on the "Full Communion" meme.
- Louie Verrecchio, in "Pope Francis' 'Earth Day' exhortation" (Harvesting the Fruit of the Vatican II, April 22, 2015), explores the Pontiff as the Friend of Squirrels and Mother Nature.
- Atila Sinke Guimarães, in "The Usefulness of the False Right" (Tradition in Action, April 27, 2015), criticizes Archbishop Athanasius Schneider for endeavoring to restore traditional customs in order to make Vatican II and "a hybrid Mass" more palatable for conservatives.
- "Cardinal Brandmüller: Advocates for changing Catholic teaching on marriage are ‘heretics’ – even if they are bishops" (Catholic Family News, April14, 2015, via LifeSiteNews)