I was skimming some of the Catholic news aggregator sites and was pretty much stunned - once again - by the editorialized headline copy for some of the articles. The articles themselves shouldn't be printed or linked to. They are essentially anarchist and scandalous - aptly regarded as crackpot, they still do damage to the Church. To call themselves Catholic is one thing, but their fidelity strikes me as dubious, at best.
Here's a sampling of editorialized headlines:
- Oily, Slimy Bishop Barron Ready For A FrancisChurch Red Hat
- Herald’s Fr. Lucie Smith lumps popular Trump in with ruthless, anti-Catholic Pope Francis because immigration enforcement.
- Vatican Fr. Czerny to new ThugCardinal Tobin: Pope says to tell you the US bishops are doing a great job giving Trump my FrancisGospel!
- Cardinal Wuerl particularly touchy, hopelessly snake-like about the ‘very small group of people and their media’ liars who care about Christ’s Church.
"Oily, Slimy Bishop"?
"anti-Catholic Pope Francis"?
"Cardinal ... hopelessly snake-like"?
These expressions are not even Christian.
[Years ago when I used to be more critical of fellow Catholics and sometimes fallen priests ... I got a lot of people, former friends, condemning me, dropping their links, and so on, all for a lot less than what these people post today. Amazingly, a few of these same people continue to link to those pundits online who post gossip, detraction, and 'scathing criticism' of Pope Francis and the bishops he appoints, as well as pass rash judgement and condemn ordinary Catholics faithful to the the Church as Novus Ordo Catholics, liberals, and fools.]
The source of detraction, calumny and slander.