First of all, educated and informed Catholics have to stop using the caricatures of the uncatechized and ignorant. There is no such thing as conservative and traditional when we are speaking about a fiat involving Catholic Church teaching.
What Phil and others are really talking about is faithful and unfaithful Catholics.
Faithful Catholics accept Church teaching and when temptation arises, they use the Sacraments to resist it. If they fall to sin, they know their soul has digested a poison that is lethal and will continue to flow through the system of communication between our brain and our soul and erode judgment. The effects weaken and eventually erodes our ability to control impulses, emotions, thoughts, resulting in further sins. The sin, even one of them, is a product of the devil that is a living force which consumes internally. When we receive Communion in this state, there is, literally, a clashing of the living properties in the Body and Blood of Christ and the properties of the devil in the sin.
This battle which rages within, takes place in the intellect and causes great harm. Consuming the Eucharist and then committing sin was the cause and effect which drove Judas to his betrayal. His remorse was not related to his betrayal to Christ, so he did not seek Christ's forgiveness. This predicament further decayed the wiring between his soul and intellect and his thoughts drove him to his own suicide.
Unfaithful Catholics are a product of sin. Their is faulty wiring between the intellect and the brain. They have reached the point where they are giving themselves the license to sleep around, steal, kill, lie, by concluding Church teaching is wrong and they are right. These folks have stopped the process that removes and cures the poison of the devil which they repeatedly ingest into their soul. They are convincing and luring others to live this way.
Being a faithful Catholic is not a tradition.
Pursuing a parish where a priest will not defray Sacramental Grace in the Sacred Liturgy with the human who believe themselves to be the reason people should come to Church and the product they should receive is not conservative.
Phil seems to be taking up the position that the Catholic religion has a number of what he describes as "bents".
There is no such thing.
A battle is waging between the forces of angelic and demonic forces and the forces are harvesting like they never have in a 4000 year history.
The idea that faithful Catholics have some kind of a listening problem is, quite frankly, cocammamy.
The Pope is a problem and it is not a little problem.
Prude and rational Cathics were obsessed with listening to Pope Francis every word. When he contradicted 2000 years of Church teaching, we listened to our own children regurgitating his instructions that they no longer have to make judgments that are symbiotic to Church teaching.
We related what we heard to Church Fathers, including the Pope, and we kept our ear low to the ground to listen for the relief we begged for on behalf of our children.
The Pope used that opportunity to tell them their parents were not keeping up with the modern world and Church teaching is obsolete.
We listened to his appointments to relay the theology through the people he hand picked at the synod and we watches his sneaky attempt to obstruct the majority of Bishops from releasing their statements which straightened the crooked paths he is laying before our children and the damage he is doing within our family to ever teach the truth with efficacy.
We listened to his Relatio. The Relatio was his product. He reviewed and approved its contents and in fact gave it out to the press before the Bishops, whose words were twisted and obstructed, had the chance to review it.
If anything, we were obsessed with listening. He has revealed himself to the point where it is undeniable.