Ches sums up the impact of the Papal interviews:
The most visible wreckage lies in the confusion, disillusion and demoralization of faithful men and women – small ones and those at the very top of the Church’s life – whose battles against the culture of death or with the perversity of post Vatican II liberal Catholicism was travestied by Francis’s radically ahistorical portrayal of the Church as doctrinally obsessive, imbalanced and small minded. The applause which the enemies of the Church have given to the interviews – crowned in the last coupe of days by a warm appraisal from that enemy of the unborn and of the Church’s freedom Barack Obama – has only been a liberal rubbing of salt in a wound inflicted primarily by the hands of the Holy Father. As far as they are concerned, the Church at last has a cool, likeable pope, who can speak their language. The fact that that language then appears to many thoughtful Catholics to evoke not a popularised version of the faith à la Fulton Sheen – that we could understand and cheer loudly – but one that misrepresents everything from the nature of conscience to the eschaton, makes us shake our heads in wonder and disgust.
His review of the mood among commentators is well worth a read too, and can be found here.