I've just got back from Mass, and today's homily could have been written just for me. The priest started off by saying that he often issues a health warning against reading the Catholic press - particularly the correspondence pages - as doing so can give the false impression that the Catholic Church is at war, with an unbreachable division between hardline traditionalists and woolly liberals (and not a lot in between the two hardline positions).
I might add that you can get the same impression from the blogosphere.
He said people even see this division between Saints Peter and Paul - the 'Rock' on which the Church was built, and the itinerant missionary who wandered around the world spreading the Word as the Spirit moved him. Some have even described St Paul as "more of a Protestant", while Peter was the solid Catholic.
And yet the Catholic Church was built on these two pillars - Peter and Paul. Look at the prayer that I posted earlier today (OK, late last night) - "knit together in unity by thy Spirit". Both had a role to play in the formation of the Church, and between them they helped to build UNAM sanctam, catholicam et apostolicam Ecclesiam.
The best posts I've seen on the Motu Proprio, ones which give a balanced view of what it means for the average person in the pew, are here, here and here (H/T to Esther for the last link).
Unfortunately, I didn't heed Father's health warning, and looked at the Catholic Herald on my way out of church. So here, just to be balanced, I give you the most disappointing thing I've read so far about the Motu Proprio...
(In fairness, I should mention that the Catholic Herald also has a very good editorial entitled "The bishops should welcome the Pope's motu proprio", which you can read here.)