Bishops in many nations, he said, have “refused” to say “uncomfortable” things about birth control or homosexuality. He pointed to the current move in several parts of the Catholic world to reduce the number of days outside of Sundays that Catholics are under a serious obligation to attend Mass.
“The constant stream, the constant message, is that being Catholic is fourth or fifth on the list of importance in life.”
The work of groups like RealCatholicTV garnered criticism from Terrence C. Donilon, the spokesman for the archdiocese of Boston, who told AP, “The lack of civility is very disturbing.”
This accusation of a “lack of civility” or “a lack of charity” is becoming a common one for Catholic officialdom to level at Catholic internet activists. It was reiterated in 2009 by a member of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Social Communications.
During a Vatican-sponsored conference in Rome last year, Fr. Thomas Rosica, the head of Canada’s Salt and Light Television, suggested the creation of “some sort of framework or guidelines” for bloggers and other internet sites that are pressing for a greater emphasis on doctrinal orthodoxy from Church leaders and institutions. There has to be “some form of oversight provided by the Church,” Rosica said….(Source)
Oversight by a liberal? Oversight by a liberal? You must be joking.
If a bishop or other liberal church bureaucrat is not with the Faith and tries to lie and deny the truth of what is going on, we are not with the Bishop or any of his lapdog pressmen.
It’s as simple as that.
Can you imagine where we would be right now with Development & Peace (and any other Catholic scandal, for that matter) if the Catholic blogosphere was under the thumb of Fr. Tom Rosica and the continual and ludicrous softball coverage his “Channel of Hope” gives to the D&P abortion scandal?
Socon or Bust under the oversight of a liberal cleric or bureaucrat?
Over my cyber dead body.