Deacon Kandra has a post about an Irish priest announcing from the pulpit that he is gay and he gets a standing ovation.
That's fine - Kandra is just reporting the story, and really - big deal, like anyone is surprised a priest would make such an announcement - albeit inappropriate and in defiance of Catholic teaching regarding marriage. (Oh - and he said 'gay'.)
However, the thing I don't get is how Catholics screamed anti-Catholic when the 1994 film Priest was released. The film was about an Irish priest kinda, sorta like the one Deacon K reported on. It was a very realistic film, released just as the priest scandal was breaking. Why did Catholics hurl the same anti-Catholic rants over stories about the so-called Magdalene Laundries and films such as Philomena - and even the Dan Brown novels and films - which really are fiction? What was that all about? What is it about?
Especially when many of the same Catholic Defense League types complain, scorn, condemn, even attack Pope Francis. How anti-Catholic can you get?
Song for this post here.