My blogging colleague at Tenth Crusade touched upon this topic and I'd like to add my two cents. Some have chided me in the past, saying my "negativity" will chase away the impressionable from the One True Faith. I believe that is incorrect and daresay that some who say this to me may be struggling with denial at the mess that is emanating from this papacy.
What will scandalize in the face of the heresy from the Vatican is a lack of truthful speaking from those of us who are striving to adhere to the Teachings of Jesus Christ as found in His Church. We simply must provide the antidote for the modernist, progressive bile coming from the papacy and from heretical parishes.
Case in point. We know that there are good young people striving to be faithful to the Church and her teachings. What would you think would hurt them more? This blog (and others like it) or this thing that came from the pope?
These poor kids get mocked by their peers, teachers, culture at large. Now we see that the pope is hurling the same crap at them. We are needed to tell these kids that they should stay the course. If they seem "rigid" to the world, it's because the Teachings of Christ, like Christ Himself, are immutable. God does not "change His mind". Faithful Catholics need encouragement and affirmation to counter the poison and spite that is shot at them from progressives, even if these progressives occupy high places in the Church hierachy.