"The man from the ends of the Earth has proved to be a disruptive figure in ways that no one expected."
theguardian.com

The pope’s liberal supporters feel that he’s let them down | Catherine Pepinster | Opinion

When the cardinals of the Roman Catholic church gathered for their conclave in the Sistine Chapel in 2013 and elected the Argentinian Jorge Bergogli…
Ultraviolet
...as always, by not being liberal enough. LOL @ "Benedict XVI, was an old-school Catholic: a German intellectual with high regard for tradition, fancy liturgy and the trappings of office" Also a modernist who worked to make Vatican Council II happen. Benedict XVI also denied the Resurrection ever happened, just to give one example of his "regard for tradition".

This article stinks of mains…More
...as always, by not being liberal enough. LOL @ "Benedict XVI, was an old-school Catholic: a German intellectual with high regard for tradition, fancy liturgy and the trappings of office" Also a modernist who worked to make Vatican Council II happen. Benedict XVI also denied the Resurrection ever happened, just to give one example of his "regard for tradition".

This article stinks of mainstream Francis-friendly sympathies.

"people brought little statues of the Pachamama, a pregnant Mother Earth figure, which were at the centre of some worship during the gathering."

So now even the moderates are conceding worship of Pachamama DID occur.

"But Francis made his support for the statues clear, in effect recognising that they symbolise how Catholics in the Amazon basin have adapted their faith to incorporate native traditions."

..."incorporate native traditions" is a euphemism for so-called "Catholics in the Amazon basin" (aka savages still shoving bones through their noses) who continue to worship a pre-Christian pagan diety.

Cut off the Catholic charity hand-outs to those "Catholics" and just watch how many of them instantly revert to what they still are and always have been.
Peter4God
Wrong Benedict is not a traditionalist as in pre Vatii the following is beneficts belief/view/ opinion of the BODY BLOOD SOUL AND DIVINITY OF JESUS CHRIST present in the Tabernacle in the Eucharist there is nothing traditional in this view.

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Wrong Benedict is not a traditionalist as in pre Vatii the following is beneficts belief/view/ opinion of the BODY BLOOD SOUL AND DIVINITY OF JESUS CHRIST present in the Tabernacle in the Eucharist there is nothing traditional in this view.

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(Modernism Resurrected: Benedict XVI on the Resurrection by Most Rev. Donald J. Sanborn)

A Review of Ratzinger's
Ideas on the Resurrection;

Let us stop briefly to review the points which Ratzinger makes
concerning the Resurrection. Unlike Catholic theologians, who
are perfectly clear in their presentations, Modernists present a
hodgepodge of gobbledygook which, in my opinion, is purposely
obscure, both for the sake of hiding heresy, and for the sake of
appearing scholarly by using large, manufactured, and foreign
words which they never define.

Here is what he has said concerning the Resurrection of Christ:
• It is not the resuscitation of a corpse.
• It is an evolutionary leap into a new dimension of human
existence.
• It is not a historical event like the birth of Christ or His
crucifixion.
• It is outside of space and time, i.e., it did not happen in a
specific place and at a specific time, and is something
which cannot be sensed by the senses.4
• Our Lord’s eating of the fish was an exaggeration of St.
Luke, in which he contradicts himself.
• The appearance of Christ to St. Paul was “light.”
• The appearances of Christ to the other disciples are “real
encounters with the living one who is now embodied in a
new way.”
• The witnesses to the Resurrection of Christ “experienced
a real encounter, coming to them from outside, with
something entirely new and unforeseen, namely the self-
revelation and verbal communication of the risen
Christ.” (p. 275

In my opinion Benedict is certainly no Francis but he certianly is not a traditionalist either.
Ultraviolet
When I italicized "Benedict XVI, was an old-school Catholic..." That's the article's opinion, not mine. Old-school would imply Pre-Vatican II, not the craziness Benedict helped to usher in.

"In my opinion Benedict is certainly no Francis but he certianly is not a traditionalist either."

Agreed. A fact that is lost on his supporters. Just because someone is less of a modernist does not make…More
When I italicized "Benedict XVI, was an old-school Catholic..." That's the article's opinion, not mine. Old-school would imply Pre-Vatican II, not the craziness Benedict helped to usher in.

"In my opinion Benedict is certainly no Francis but he certianly is not a traditionalist either."

Agreed. A fact that is lost on his supporters. Just because someone is less of a modernist does not make them a traditionalist.

In a political sphere, the left adores elections where the choice is between a radical and a left-leaning centrist. To misquote the AVP movie tag-line, no matter who wins, we lose.