Many traditionalists are heartened by the "rapid growth" of the FSSP. After all, they have 244 priests now!
Juxtapose this with the fact that those who advocate women priests are similarly heartened. After all, they have almost 200 "priests" in 10 countries now!
So, we are supposed to consider the first a growing, soon-to-be mainstream group, while we know that the second is merely a fringe group of nuts.
And the second really is a fringe group of nuts - there's no question of that.
So, my question is this: if the FSSP represents the real hope of victory on the part of Catholic Faith, then what are we saying about the Catholic Faith?
Whatever it is, it certainly sounds the opposite of heartening. Which is why I find it increasingly hard to believe "traditionalism" can really be the interpretive key to the Catholic Faith. Sacred Tradition certainly is the key, but "traditionalism" ... not so much.