1. One who is part of a hardline protestant splinter group of Catholicism
that overvalues the parts of the religion that most Catholics
try to downplay. The Traditionalist breed value arrogance and exclusion and are schismatic and heretical. Their break with the Church is over Vatican II
, an infallible ecumenical council. Through convoluted arguments, Traditionalists convince themselves that they can deny Vatican II's validity and still maintain communion with the broader church. They utilize many technicalities in their arguments to hide their abject rejection of the council.
They attend valid masses (usually Tridentine) and even participate in Holy Communion, unknowingly disrespecting God and the true Church all the while.
Traditionalist "Catholics" tend to have delusions of grandeur and overly high opinions of themselves. They are also the type of people who don't function well without a strong authority figure in their lives. Their protestant religion gives them the greatest authority figure of all: a vengeful God for whom mercy is a luxury gift reserved for the Traditionalist faithful alone.
Real Catholics feel kind of bad for Traditionalists, because Traditionalists act as if they are the true believers, and live life oblivious to the inherent heresy
at the core of their beliefs.
1. Mark is a Traditionalist Catholic
Mark believes that the Catechism from the early 1900s is better than today's Catechism. Mark is also not very smart.
2. Mark is a Traditionalist Catholic
Mark is an asshole