Holding my nose as I provide a link, but doing so because it isn't at that den of vipers, Patheteos.
What can you do when after having been paid rather handsomely to constantly write that Francis is really the second coming of Benedict XVI (and of course to slander and otherwise attack without mercy anyone who notices otherwise), it becomes obvious even to you that you are dead wrong? That the Catholics you've attacked might be right? I guess you do some soul-searching, right? Admit they have a good point, maybe? Maybe apologize and seek to work together?
Well, maybe that's what you would do. But Mrs. Rex Mottram has a different approach: flat out denial, fingers in the ears, throwing a fit as she scurries into a corner to hide out and hope she still gets paid while everything somehow works out in the end (and of course to attack without mercy anyone who notices otherwise). The miasma you might be starting to notice is coming from the brief excerpt below:
Have You Heard the Latest about Cardinal Burke?
I haven't. I also haven't heard the next-to-latest, or the thing before that, or the rumors that were circulating about the possible repercussions of what might happen if the rumors that had been previously circulating turned out to be true-ish.
I don't know, and I don't care.
And it's been a deliberate decision not to care, and a deliberate decision not to know what's going on. I've seen the headlines saying that this is proof that Francis the Freethinker is finally cracking down on the moldy old trads eagerly fomenting schism. I've also seen the headlines saying that this is proof that Francis the Slaughterer is squelching the one true voice that still dares to sing out its hymn of Faith. I've seen the headlines speculating, refuting, predicting, reassuring, warning, and celebrating. And I haven't read any of them.
I suppose it is progress for this fringe player in the paid Neo-Catholic Brute Squad to lay out so clearly her usual research prep for her work, but that is the only sign of progress. After this intro, the rest of the piece is typically puerile. Read it if you wish at the link above.
To sum up: "I refuse to listen to you and you are stupid and evil."
Thanks for that, dear.
UPDATE: Mark Shea also assures us nothing is wrong and that you are stupid and evil. No link--you can generate income for Shea in your own time. The Patheos crowd has its marching orders indeed. There Can Be Nothing Wrong. Except for evil trads, and buy my book!