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Conservative Unease

First it was Father Zuhlsdorf of the conservative blog "What Does the Prayer Really Say" who wrote: "Since the announcement of a new Pope last night, I had to clean some really harsh things out of the combox and the comment queue." Within the first twenty-four hours, the trads were "really harsh."

Over at another conservative blog, Rorate Caeli, they just don't know what to make of this so obviously transparent pope.

I find it more than a little amusing that the conservatives who have been accusing the left of being disloyal to the pope all these years are now uttering harsh words - and why? - because the guy did not wear a mozzetta on the loggia?

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