Or the Catholic Twilight Zone.
So what else is new? When I returned to the Church and the Sacraments so many years ago, I returned to pretty much the same divisive atmosphere which exists today. At that time nearly everyone seemed to be against the Pope. Progressive Catholics rejected Humanae Vitae, while Marian mystics claimed a real pope couldn't do and say the things Paul VI was doing and saying, and allowing - therefore the idea that he had been replaced by an impostor was propagated. Dumb as it sounds, it captured the imagination of many devout people. The same people - and/or their kids - are driven by the same fears today. When St. John Paul II came along, it seemed it was mostly the so-called 'liberals' who bad mouthed the pope - although those who were against Vatican II had their doubts as to why he didn't do more to cleanse the temple of modernists. Then Benedict XVI came along, the very traditional were more favorable - but not without reservation. Predictably, the liberal-progressive anti-papists completely misread him - until Pope Francis came along. Now everyone seems to misread Francis.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.