After a bit of cursing the darkness (and fighting errors) I decided to try the opposite approach -- let's just put the truth out there, and "light a candle" as it were.
(Hopefully Fr. Zendejas will forgive me for writing this. I know he'll probably not like me saying so many good things about him, especially in such a public way. But for the good of souls, the truth must prevail! It grinds up my guts inside whenever I read something obviously false -- especially when innocent third parties seem to be lapping it up! There is nothing I hate more than error.)
Why I am happy about the upcoming Consecration of Fr. Zendejas as bishop
* Is of a mature age, but not so old as to be feeble, have difficulties travelling, or be a "short term selection" for bishop.
* Has maintained a spotless reputation (morality, behavior, prudence, doctrine, etc.) during his 28 year priesthood.
* Has proven himself to be a hard worker in Our Lord's vineyard, as well as a good organizer.
* Has shown himself to be prudent, rational, and level headed
* Has shown himself able to obey superiors, unless they attempt to lead into error (example: SSPX)
* He has shown good judgment, discretion, and discernment. He knows when (and who) to fight, and more importantly, when not to. But equally important: after he prudently discerns a need to fight, he has the fortitude to do so!
* Has always been faithful in teaching the Catholic Faith to his flock without compromise, error, or respect of persons.
* Has the spirit of mortification (self-denial) and of discipline (1)
* He is a man of prayer (this seems simple or a "no brainer", but unfortunately no it isn't!)
* Has, in my opinion, an above-average grasp on holiness, and the spiritual life.
* Speaks several languages, especially English and Spanish, which qualifies him as a good bishop to dispense Sacraments in North America. I believe he also knows French (and of course Latin).
* He was so devoted to the care of souls, and so dedicated to the teaching and preservation of the Catholic Faith, that he even "gave a go" to writing sermons (to be distributed around) in a 2nd language! That's hard work, as it's much more difficult to talk about complex topics in a second language -- as any polyglots will tell you (as a polyglot myself, I understand this).
* Those that know him tend to be "pro-Zendejas", while only those who
A) have previously attached themselves to his enemies, and took their slander to heart
B) never met him
C) oppose his position on the Crisis in the Church (e.g., sedevacantists)
-- are able to be against him.
(1) For example, I couldn't tell you what recreations he enjoys or what foods/drinks he likes. Even though I've been involved with his apostolate for the past 2 years, if he has any preferences, he has kept me ignorant of them. On All Saints Day, he seemed to know quite a few details about every saint, even relatively obscure ones. So maybe he spends his time reading spiritual books and lives of the saints?
For the sake of objectivity and full disclosure:
The only negative I can think of, regarding Fr. Zendejas, is that he can seem a bit paranoid, or "too careful" at times. Sometimes he takes being careful/secrecy a bit too far. But that is only because he's used to being careful and prudent. Moreover, it is true that he is attacked on all sides (from the SSPX on the left, and the Pfeifferites on the right). As the joke goes, you're not paranoid if they ACTUALLY ARE trying to get you!
Seriously, though, considering the state of the World, the Catholic Church, and Catholic Tradition, I don't really blame him for being a bit over-careful when it comes to people. If he's extra cautious when someone new calls him (for example), it's more "a sad testament to what Father has experienced over the years" than any real fault of his.
But if, during a month's time, his constant caution catches 8 spies/troublemakers, but also gives false-positives on 2 innocent individuals, is that really a bad thing? Those 2 false-positives should be understanding with Father, knowing that his caution protected him and his apostolate for those other 8 cases.
Many of these good things (above) could be said about other priests and bishops as well: Fr. Chazal, Fr. Garcia, Fr. Girouard, Fr. Morel, Fr. Ringrose, etc. (to list them in alphabetical order) plus the existing 3 Resistance bishops.
But A) they are not the subject of the recent scrutiny and attacks, and B) I don't know many of these clerics as well as Fr. Zendejas, who has been saying Mass at St. Dominic's Chapel regularly since May 2015. I also knew of Fr. Zendejas even back in my seminary days.