From rumor and innuendo, O Lord deliver us.
For the past week or so, New Advent ran a link to Cardinal Wuerl's blog and a piece he wrote about what, I'm not sure. I didn't read it because of all the bad press I've read and even documented, regarding the Fr. Guarnizo communion incident. Now when I see Wuerl's name, it is all I can think about - as well as all the other rumors which circulate about him. The same situation has developed over Cardinal Schönborn and his approval of a gay parish council member, which over ruled the parish priest's decision against it. Rumors and name calling continues to circulate around the public image of Cardinal Schönborn as well, making it difficult to muster respect or trust such people.
Our words really destroy the reputations of one another, don't they. Not just our blog posts and comments on other blog posts and news articles, or our wall posts and tweets - we do it via emails too - many times about one another.
I think it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a blogger to enter the kingdom of God.