The Apostles knew this, all of the saints knew this, Blessed Mother Teresa knew this, Blessed Pope John Paul II knew this, Pope Benedict XVI knows this, and so now I know this. I know this because millions have gone before me in the faith, and I would be a fool not to listen to the wisdom that almost 2,000 years has produced in the art of living called Catholicism.
The problem with the “progressives” is that they’re not actually progressive at all. It’s like if we’re at the edge of a thick woods and we want to get to the other side. Someone has cut a path through it that will guarantee we make it to the other side. The orthodox takes the path and enjoys the adventure of making his/her way through the dangerous woods, knowing they’re eventually going to emerge triumphantly on the other side. The “progressive” puts a blindfold on and starts feeling their way through the brush and trees trying to make their own path, never knowing if they’re going forward, left, right, or backward. Really it’s the orthodox that is the true progressive because they actually make it to their destination. Thank God we’ve had two amazing popes in a row who positively affirmed the joy of orthodoxy.