Say, I’m not sure if your post was for me or for netmilsmom, but to answer your question, the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1997 ediiton) in both English and Spanish makes clear there is no problem with “traditional” using it the way you do, with a lower case letter “t.”
But in both catechisms there’s a lot to say about “Traditional” with a capital letter “T.”
So, no, there would be zero in common with a “traditional Catholic,” as is yours truly (finally) and tens of millions of others, with some individual like this Lammenais.
In fact, what would we have in common with any gnostic fantasy trip?
If you were to have made your statement “Traditonal Catholic,” with a capital T, then watch out!
That would have another thing altogether!
Anyone, with true, matter of fact traditonal Catholic leanings, who goes on to say, no matter how sincerely, in effect that "I am a Traditional Catholic, with a capital** T **, is a person who is going to have some strange company throughout Catholic history.
Worse, he or she is going to be “aligned” with them, whether knowingly or unknowinngly.
Ellis Sandoz gives us this tidbit from Eric Voegelin, regarding gnostics in general, although Karl Marx is his target in this quote form page 28 of Sandoz’s book:
“Marx, like Compte, does not permit a rational discussion of his principles – you have to be a Marxist or shut up. … one cannot deny God and retain reason.”
Then, down on page 114 we read:
“Dream and reality are identified as a matter of principle, and anyone who challenges official truth in the name of reason and truth meets viturperation or worse. Rational debate is impossible.”
Example of this last: A young man of legal age is tasked in a Society of St. Pius X school to be vigilant in snuffing out any questioning by faculty or staff of a new, supposedly authentic Mexican custom: placing a beautiful painting of the Guadalupana in a public toilet used by both sexes and openly facing the commode.
Thus, when an instructor gently hints in a high school class that any professional-level sociologist or anthropologist might have some pithy comments about this supposed custom, with their reservations derived from a working knowledge of Aztec myth history, the young man, as though on a talismanic cue, attacks the instructor, immediately.
So, shifting his approach, and with plenty of past experience in such challenges from university Marxist cadre, the instructor gently asks the young man: "**So how would you react, yourself, to going into a public rest room and seeing a picture of your own mother facing the open toilets?"
His reply: “Hellol, Mom!” His fellow Pius X classroom-cadre nodded his head sagely in agreement, “You bet!”
The younger fellas looked at each other uneasily, but here they, too, had had their signal.
And their signal was simply this:
“You have to be a Marxist, or shut up.”
No, this is not an isolated example of a Marxist -or Gnostic mindset – the point I’m making is that such organizations as the Society of St.Pius X, my good friends, believe it or not as we like, can have have certain curiously similar perversities.