You have those who hear the traditionalists, and their desire to keep to the rubrics of the Mass and the catechism not be watered down, and call them names like Taliban Catholics.
Then you have those same traditionalists who hate to be called Taliban Catholics, who think that it isn't right to be called names, calling those who disagree with them the worst insult they can thinkof: Protestant. As suggested by one such person Fr. Z's combox, who has been himself insulted with the epithet, which he dispised, Taliban Catholic, had the nerve to suggest that those who tinkered with the Mass (That would be the Bishops in the CCCB) should stop or become, join or start a protestant sect.
I'm a better Catholic because I listen to the CCCB. No, I'm a better catholic because I listen to my more traditional Archbishop. No I'm more of a catholic because I only listen to Rome, but only when Rome does things right.
Is this the Roman Catholic Church we want?
Is this the Roman Catholic Church we deserve?
Well, I already don't go to Mass anymore, because I can't stand the hypocrisy of these bickering snickering Catholics on both sides. I listen to Mass for shut ins. Because I am not welcome in the traditionalist's church, and I am too traditional to be welcome in the progressive church. I fit in no where. And no one welcomes me.
I am a simple Catholic who desires to follow Rome, trust the CCCB knows what it's doing, and a parish priest who says the black and does the red. I want to belong to a congregation who respects the tenets, doctrine, dogma, and rubrics of the Holy Mass of Catholic Faith. My pastor need not be a Liturgical Expert. I need not be entertained at mass. I want to feel I am worshipping God, not nature.
I don't want to be traditional, I don't want to be progressive.
I WANT TO BE ROMAN CATHOLIC.