Yesterday I reported on some comments by Cardinal Castillon about the unreasonableness of some traddies who have been bombarding him with excessive demands (and when they don't get an instant response, whinging about it on the internet).
I wanted to alert you to a few excellent analyses of the issue, counselling that traddies cultivate the virtue of patience!
First the always excellent Fr Finigan has written a nice piece trying to put some perspective around the issue. Secondly there is a piece by David Alexander on the Gregorian Rite blog. Mr Alexander points to some of the realities of trying to make change in the face of (1) a bureaucracy and (2) opposition.
On the other side stand those, such as New Catholic on Rorate Caeli, who see bishops diobeying the Pope and wondering why no immediate action is taken to deal with it. For the full stoush (and vividly illustrating in some of the comments exactly what Cardinal Castillon was talking about - see the debate on 'bread') between the two sides, take a look at Fr Z.
Personally I agree with Messrs Brown and Edwards on Fr Z - over the last fifty years, the power of the Pope to enforce anything has collapsed. Traddies shouldn't feel particularly picked on - look at the length of time it has taken to fix the Brisbane baptism problem!
The Holy Father is doing his best to restore notions of authority and obedience in the Church - but to lead you have to build support for what you are doing or it won't 'take', and that requires time.
I know many are frustrated at their own situations, but pissing off Rome with intemperate demands won't help the restoration process.