“It has even seemed to me that all the excruciating work, accomplished by the last two popes to save the Church from the tailspin in which they found her, is being undone, and we are repeating all the mistakes of the 1960s and ‘70s, as if nothing had been learned.
“That is my opinion, and of course I could enlarge upon it, pointlessly. I think I could be characterized as a ‘conservative’ or a ‘traditionalist’ or even a ‘reactionary.’ I am happy to wear the epithets, for I think these are the very qualities that have repeatedly saved the Church, in her interactions with the modern, i.e. post-Reformation, world.
“Or from her beginning, for that matter; for in my understanding it is not the business of Holy Church to change with the times. It is her business to change the world, rather than be changed by it. To be “liberal” or ‘reformist’ or ‘progressive’ is to be – in most acceptations of those words – to be on the other side, entirely. We should think instead in terms of ‘recovery’ and ‘restoration’; of ‘revolution’ as return, not breaking out of orbit.”
— David Warren, http://www.thecatholicthing.org/columns/2014/in-the-matter-of-cardinal-raymond-burke.html, 19 September 2014