Friday, July 30, 2010

It Seems The Bishops Are Still Concerned About The Blogs

"We are particularly concerned about blogs that engage in attacks and hurtful judgmental language. We are very troubled by blogs and other elements of media that assume the role of magisterium and judge others in the church." - Bishop Zavala, CNS Story
For some reason this makes me think of that story of Rembert Weakland when he tried to get Mother Angelica knocked off the airways...
Taking note of Weakland's efforts, Mother said, "I just want him [Weakland] to know that if he gets us off the cable in Milwaukee, we will teach the truth on the shortwaves right past him. He can't stop the shortwaves. We'll be selling shortwave radios all over Milwaukee." When I suggested that that parallels American efforts to beam news into Soviet-occupied territories during the Cold War, Mother nodded approvingly. "It's the exact same thing. They used the same methods of intimidation." - Fighting The Good Fight of Faith
That's all.


  1. Being declared anathema by the USCCB would be a badge of honor.

    But really, if they want to witness "attacks and judgmental language", they should read the comboxes of the National Catholic Reporter and a few of the Catholyc blogs.

  2. Funny - when I read that earlier at Pewsitter, my first thought was National Catholic Reporter and the heretical drivel they print...

  3. Adrienne - that is why I linked to the M. Angelica story - she contrasts the hierarchy's tolerance for dissidents with the bishop's apparent intolerance for faithful Catholics.

  4. In no way are they talking about me. It's you people who know a lot about our faith and who aren't afraid to show it! (yea!!) (My blog's like cotton candy -looks a little yummy but there's not much substance therein.)

    Accountability is good even though they don't like being held accountable themselves.

    BTW, Vince and I have decided your taking us all out to lunch. Bring Adrienne- and your checkbook. hahaha ;)
    Your in trouble too, Vince likes to eat!

  5. In all truth, the fact is that SOME blogs make it their business to condemn the hell out of everyone who has a differing opinion and some of them are quite radical trads speaking out of the wrong part of their anatomy.

    But..the vast majority of Catholic bloggers are respectful, support the magisterium, keep criticism to the issues and not the persons, discussing the theology versus the politics.

    I've stopped following the blogs that waste their fingers propagating snark; the only thing they're helping is their reader stats, people looking to be as angry and argumentative as they are.

    Life is too short to have to go to confession every day in order to remain in a constant state of outrage against everyone who disagrees with my own personal idea of what the Church should be like.

    I'm happy to call a spade a spade, but doing so doesn't make up the foundation of my being as it does for the 10% the Bishops are concerned about.


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