The Traditionalist movement gets no shortage of enthusiastic coverage from the secular press.
Even the Toronto Star had nice things to say about Fr. Stephen Sommerville when Cardinal Ambrozic suspended him for hanging out with the S.S.P.X and celebrating the traditional Latin Mass.
Now Austria's come out with a postage stamp to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Archbishop Lefebvre's birth.
Trads, giddy as schoolgirls, are eating it up, oblivious to the source of this goodwill.
As if the sinister regimes of wicked and crumbling Europe could contribute anything good to Catholicism, even if they wanted to.
So then why do trads get so much good press? Is it that heartwarming traditional stand on homosex and abortion that the leftists dig so much?
Sadly, it's not. They honour Archbishop Lefebvre for the same reason they like Hans Kung: He stood up to the Catholic Church. They don't care why. "Defender of the faith? Whatever. He annoys the Pope. Put him on a stamp."
Ironically enough, in all the world there may be only one man with sight clear enough to see this for what it is. I await Bishop Williamson's December letter. I don't think they can buy him for half a Euro and a pretty picture.