St Patrick’s Day Parade: Two Takes
Monsignor Charles Pope on the removal of his blog post, 4 September 2014, 9:30 pm
I ask your charity and understanding for the Archdiocese of Washington which has always generously sponsored this blog and been supportive of our conversations.
I also hope you will understand if I cannot explain why it was removed.
I am a loyal son of the Church and I love my Archdiocese.
The source is among the comments, here, 5 September 10:23 pm
Monsignor Charles Pope on the removal of his blog post, blog post, 5 September 2014, no time stamp.
Many of you have expressed concern about a blog post I wrote on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which was removed. I am grateful for your concern about this and all the issues we discuss here. I removed the post upon further reflection due to the strong nature of the language I had used in parts of it. I apologize if the language I used caused offense.
“Yeah” and “nay” come to mind, but the situation is, admittedly, a difficult one. Methink, Monsignor was ordered to amend the explanation after he was ordered to remove the blog post.
As I write the original post has disappeared in its entirety. There is, therefore, no desire to have it published in an amended form, without the allegedly strong language.
Dear blogger priests, the time has come when if you think about starting a blog, you are well advised to do so anonymously. It will take much longer to build an audience, but you will not have to endure this kind of treatment, and will be free to do your work without being bullied by your bishop.