Don't get me wrong, Gr.I, I'm not suggesting that those Cardinals were or are sedevacantist; I am just saying that they refused to play a game of etiquette to cover the fact that they don't believe he deserves their respect. Whether they think he's the valid Pope or not, they are certainly not just going to go through the motions with what they surely know about him.
Can you imagine the difficulty that the rules surrounding obeisance to the Holy Father would have caused even 100 years ago? Kissing the Papal ring and kneeling? I'm not sure these men would have agreed to an audience with him if he were pulling this trash back then.
It IS sad, though, that the Novus Ordo is so completely secularized that almost NOBODY follows any of the other traditional rules either, like GENUFLECTING before the Tabernacle, rather than this stupid 'nod of the head' thing that people do. Of course, since most of the Ordites don't believe in the Real Presence of Our Eucharistic Lord anyway, they can't be bothered to kneel.
Oh, and that reminds me... but instead of hijacking THIS thread, I am going to start another one.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.