As I mentioned below in a comment of PrayTell’s report on the diocese of Liverpool’s decision regarding the order of the sacraments of initiation, I find it interesting that on his blog Fr. Zuhlsdorf, in reporting this story, speaks of “reversing” the order of the sacraments, while on this blog it says “restoring” the order of the sacraments.
Both, of course, can be true statements, without contradicting one another. But I wonder if the difference in wording betrays different attitudes toward tradition, liturgy, theology etc.
I should note that most of the comments posted on Fr. Z’s blog support the change, and indeed some have questioned his use of the term “reversing,” so perhaps we ought not read too much into this. Maybe this is one of those issues that cannot be parsed in a traditional/conservative vs. progressive/liberal way. That would certainly be nice.