Am I a young upstart being rude and disrespectful of the elderly they wonder, or an example of the 'less-than-thoughtful older generation', ossified in her thinking?
The answer is, both literally and metaphorically, neither!
The demographics of dissent!
To be clear, it is the word 'liberal' they should be offended, or rather shamed, by - it is, in most cases, a euphemism for heretic. It should be read as a call to abandon 'dissent' and return to faithfulness.
The reference to ageing just points out the obvious - the Spirit of Vatican II generation has not reproduced itself.
When nuns flung off their habits and priests their cassocks, the result was people out the door, not reinvigoration as had been hoped.
There are no hordes of young people chomping at the bit to carry on the revolution.
The young conservatives
On the contrary, what we are seeing is the rise of a young generation who crave clarity of teaching, and love the rituals and patrimony of the Church.
There is a great video by Fr Kramer of the FSSP (thanks to Rorate Caeli for the alert) that explains some of the reasons why the Vatican II generation view them as young fogeys, so do watch it.
And for the record, I'm a middle aged: too young to have any real memories of the pre-Vatican II Mass beyond vague impressions (though I do have those); but someone who made a deliberate choice to come back to the Church as an adult after being brought up as a protestant through my teens, converted, above all by that traditional liturgy with all the bells and whistles!
Like most of my age group, my views on theological matters has certainly evolved a lot as I've learnt more. And I'm sure my thinking will continue to develop.
But that development will, I pray, be within the bounds set by the Church: doctrines about grace, original sin and sexuality are not up for grabs as some want to suggest, even if they way we help people understand them are.