Famous actor Kevin Spacey has been taken down by, basically, one man. His snowball was enough to cause a landslide, and the man was gone. Several other cases started in the same way, with *one* credible accuser.
This is why your humble correspondent wonders how long it will be until the same happen for the one or other – or for several – of our more or less prominent and very vocal clergymen heavily, and I mean heavily, suspected of homosexuality and practiced sodomy.
Father Martin, Father Rosica, and Archbishop Paglia immediately come to mind, but there sure are many others and I do not think people like Cardinals Coccopalmerio, Schoenborn, or Woelki above suspicion in any way. How many are working in the shadows only God knows.
It is time for a #himtoo movement, where former seminarian colleagues of, or people in any way associated with, these not so gentle men dare to defy the wall of intimidation they obviously try to erect around themselves, and expose not episodes of heretical preaching and behaviour (which are richly documented for countless priests and prelates), but single episodes of homosexual behaviour without regard for the offender being a priest, a Monsignor, a Bishop, a Cardinal or, as it is perfectly legitimate to suspect, the Pope himself.
We need courageous priests to get rid of at least the worst of this filth.
I understand it is not easy, but souls are at stake.
Hilarious blog post over at “Vox Cantoris”, where an entirely shameful priest is still smarting for having been forced to abandon his policy of shameless bullying and disgusting lawfare against a simple blogger.
Rosica’s text is entirely childish. Vox Cantoris‘ comments are, besides being truthful and very much to the point, entirely hilarious.
Visit the blog and have a laugh. Oh, vanity of vanities! Priests going around begging for acknowledgments, and using this miserable platform to show all of us what miserable people they are! Rosica looks like a little girl having a crisis of hysteria. Pathetic.
By the way, I cannot say I know any other Catholic blogger personally, but the idea that a successful blogger would grab the keyboard because he or she has “no pulpit” in his or her daily life is worse than stupid. He who is competent and articulate on his blog is competent and articulate in life, and there’s no way Rosica can persuade even himself – much less others – of this. Actually, these people will often start writing a blog exactly because they know they have an audience in life.
Let me assure Father Rosica that when I open my mouth, people stop and listen. I am sure it is exactly the same for every successful blogger out there, obviously including Vox Cantoris. Rosica is not only being spiteful and revengeful. He is being stupid at it, too.
Say a prayer for the poor, wounded girl. We wish salvation even to the likes of him.
Father Lombardi is going to retire (no link, because it is an evil site).
The candidates to the job appear to be:
- Father Antonio Spadaro, directly or indirectly involved in many of the Pope’s heresies. Editor of Civilta’ Cattolica, a clear hotbed of heresy. One of the devil throughout.
- Father Thomas Rosica, a well-known promoter of sexual perversion, and very possibly a pervert himself. One of the main actors in the shameless manipulation of both the 2014 and the 2015 Synod. A bully (see Vox Cantoris-gate) and outright faccia di tolla. Clearly, another one of Lucifer’s team.
In the Year of the Lord 2015, this is the way to make a career in the Vatican: heresy and confusion throughout, and it probably helps a lot to be a sodomite.
Pray for this Pontificate to end soon.
Below is the brutal correction of Cardinal Napier to another of the homo calls of father Rosica, promptly echoed by his own pals at “Fire and Brimstone”.
I have started to read the reports of the Language Groups, and from what I have seen up to now (which isn’t very much, but much more than nothing) the issue of perverts, adulterers and such is not even a blip on the radar screen. There might be the one or other more or less veiled reference here and there, but I can’t imagine that this will end as an issue of any substantial import at all.
I wonder what kind of Synod Rosica has dreamt about.
The man has to go. Sharpish.
Read more about this here.
I received the following comment from a kind reader called genetically Catholic.
Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki’s is a participant in the Synod, and keeps “copious notes” on interventions on his blog. In Polish of course.
The blogger at torontocatholicwitness blog says that what Fr. Rosica is reporting, ” is in total contradiction with what I have read on Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki’s blog. Fr. Rosica may be unaware, but this Prelate keeps copious notes on interventions”.
The blogger translates some of Archbishop Gadecki’s notes on the torontocatholicwitness blog – one is of an edifying intervention by Cardinal Sarah and the other, a rebuke by the Greek-Melkite Patriarch of Antioch, His Beatitude Gregory III Laham. See them here at: http://torontocatholicwitness.blogspot.ca/
I followed the link, and invite you to do the same.
You will read the most astonishing and blasphemous challenge to Our Lord from a piece of satanical waste called Cardinal Jose Luiz Lacunza Maestrojuan, and the prompt and clear rebuke from the (Catholic) Greek-Melchite Patriarch.
I wish someone explained to me what business Cardinal Maestrojuan has in calling himself a Christian, much less a Catholic. The man is clearly a Jew, and he clearly refuses Christ and the New Testament.
On a different note, this is further evidence that Father Rosica is not reporting to us what is said at the synod, but the fantasy version he wants to sell you to please his boss Francis and the Lavender Mafia.
I wish I could read Polish in order to follow what Archbishop Gadecki reports. It is wonderful to see faithful Catholic prelates using blogs to alert the faithful about what is happening.
In the time of internet and mass blogging, Father Rosica cannot go very far.
Though I am sure he can stoop very low.
For the benefit of my more recent readers, I thought I would post a link or three concerning the rather peculiar character known to the world as Father Rosica.
No, he is not Queen Elizabeth II.
Someone should tell him.
Like last year, Father Rosica is specialising in reporting what the bishops have said in that oily, heretical, more than vaguely faggoty ways of his. His desire to lick Francis’ boot is very apparent, and I am sorry to say it cannot be excused.
Rosica appears to be the one who explains to the English-speaking press what the bishops have said. At three minutes per intervention I am sure it would not overcome anyone to get the texts; but no, it must be Rosica explaining things to us.
The most notable pearls:
Aiming to summarize the some 70 interventions given mostly in Italian, English and French as well as in Spanish, German and Portuguese, Fr. Rosica said the issues of migration, poverty, employment, war, and the major refugee problem and how to best react these challenges were greatly considered. Other issues brought up, he noted, included domestic violence, violence in the Church, and sexual abuse.
O, shut up.
We all know the 70 interventions have clearly had the defence of marriage as their main focus, exactly as last year, with the issues currently in the news certainly mentioned but merely as, well, issues in the news. Like last year, Father Rosica wants to give us a synod that does not exist. It’s getting old.
The importance of changing language used to address certain difficult situations, Fr. Rosica said, was highlighted. “The language must be renewed,” he said, noting how this is especially appropriate and linked to the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy which Pope Francis has declared, Dec. 8, 2015 – Nov. 20, 2015.
This is another pearl. “It was highlighted”. By whom, exactly? Were there many bishops who were so obsessed with pleasing perverts? I am sure apart from the odd German and his lover there weren’t many. but again, Father Rosica has a homo agenda to promote, so he makes sure the Synod is caricatured as The Great FrancisMercy Exercise.
“The Jubilee of Mercy requires a language of mercy,” he stated. Father Rosica underscored how language ought to always be inclusive, rather than exclusive, particularly for homosexuals.
Oh, I agree! Language like: “unless you repent, you will most certainly go to hell!”. Now that would be merciful! Something says to me that Father Rosica does not agree. I think what he means to say is that the Church of Christ was always unmerciful to perverts, and it should change her language now. It all smells so much of lavender, one wonders whether this man really likes tits.
I think defrocking is in order.
“In particular, when speaking about homosexuals or gay persons,” he said, “we recognize them for who they are: They are our sons, our daughters, and brothers, sisters, neighbors and colleagues.”
Very faggoty words, these, too. I wonder if the man will come out one day, in the style inaugurated by Polish Monsignors. The phrase can be read in two ways: 1) they are not homosexuals, so we don’t “recognise” them as such. They are sons, etc. 2) we must recognise them as sons etc who happen to be homosexual, because we meet people “where they are”. Obviously, 2) is what the press will make it sound like, and it is obviously what Father Rosica meant to have reported. You notice here that these seem to be personal reflections of the man rather than express quotation of some Synod stepfather.
Certain other issues, he shared, may also make sense to consider locally, such as polygamy.
I get the general sense here: polygamy is an issue only in certain parts of the world, so it might be better to allow the local bishops (means: the African ones) to deal with it. However, I miss from the man the even occasional Catholic word, as in: “certain other grave issues”, or the like. I am pretty sure if such adjectives had been used, the press would have picked them. But the man is less Catholic than my cat, so this is par for the course.
The message that I get is this: Rosica will, day in and day out, manipulate the sense and spirit of the bishops interventions, exactly as he did last year, in order to please his heretical and homosexual masters.
Please find a rubbish bin for the man, and make sure he never gets out.
1. The first action on the part of this blogger after receiving the letter from Fogler, Rubinoff LLP was to “take it to the Church.” This means that your writer went directly to Rome — to the Vatican on Tuesday, February 17, via email to a direct contact in the Secretariat of State. The request on my part was to intervene “quickly” and this request was not fulfilled. Instead, I was met with an interrogation of my “intentions” which could have been used against me. Later the suggestion was made to humbly accept it as a Lenten sacrifice on Ash Wednesday morning and “apologise” which would have been an admission of guilt for something that did not occur and would have resulted in the silencing and censoring of the blog and a refutation of my rights and duties under Canon 212 §3.
The above is a quote from the blog post of Mr Domet, Vox Cantoris, announcing the official end of Father Rosica's threat.
This sheds a rather disquieting light about what is happening in the Vatican in the Age of Mercy. A time in which when a priest threatens a blogger in the most grievous way, Vatican officials first try to stall the blogger in question and then suggests that he apologises and retreats, instead of going to Father Rosica through the apposite channel and ask him what he smokes in the morning.
It truly looks as if the bullying mentality is spread everywhere in the Vatican, making it looks like a priestly Mafia rather than an organisation devoted to the salvation of souls.
I am extremely curious now to know who exactly sent the emails in questions, and with what authority. It might throw some light about what kind of people walks around the exquisite corridors of the Vatican.
Father Rosica has, in a not entirely unpredictable development of the recent events, made public that he does not intend to sue the middle-aged, quisque de populo blogger behind the (excellent) Vox Cantoris blog. Find the entire text on the blog itself.
I do not belong to those who say “oh Mundabor, your side has won, why insist with the accusations?”
I am fully persuaded that if Father Rosica had to backpedal and swallow a public defeat and humiliation it was not because he has suddenly seen the light, but because reality caught up with him, and taught him it was better to enter in damage control mode. There is no trace whatsoever this particular bully had a change of heart. There is no word of apology to Mr Domet. There are even lies and accusations which, time allowing, will be the object of another post. There is, furthermore, the continuation of a threatening and bullying behaviour as the parties were discussing; a threat that was ended only when the determination of the other side to engage in open battle was made evident.
Shame on you, Father Rosica! Shame on you, Father Rosica! Shame on you, Father Rosica!
Then there is the scandalous matter of Rome’s reaction to Mr Domet’s intervention. This should, time and will allowing, be the object of a third blog post.
What is important to notice here is that Mr Domet is now free from this Damocles’ sword hanging over his head, and can go on blogging undisturbed. I hope he will continue to blog about Father Rosica with the same enthusiasm. I will certainly not lose sight of this very, very peculiar prelate.
This time, the bully got a lesson. Hats down for Mr Domet.
And now for the bigger picture: was this, then, a “war on bloggers”? I never thought it was, and I am more and more persuaded of it after the most recent events. This was simply the very stupid act of an extremely vain man, who thought he could silence a blogger evidently uncomfortable for him with the threat of financial ruin. Despicable as this is, I would not read in the vain stupidity of one man a general plan that, even if it had been conceived by some six years old child at the Vatican, would not have had any possibility of success anyway. Not even, mind, if all the planet’s bloggers were to reside in Canada; the more so as most of them, or at least their blog, reside in the United States. This “war on bloggers” was, I believe, never there in the first place. No, the stupidity and vanity of one man are the reason for all this mess.
This was the senseless act of a man whose boundless arrogance caused him an obvious loss of the sense of reality; a man who perhaps had already used his dirty trick – let us say it once again: the threat of financial ruin, for which I still have to read one word of apology to Mr Domet – with some other small blogger in the past, and now thought he could use the same measure again.
The way Father Rosica has decided to get out of the worst of the mess in which he has put himself is not less despicable than the behaviour that put him in that situation in the first place.
A bully then, a bully now. But this time he is a bully with a bleeding nose, and a swollen lip.
Serves you right, Father Rosica.
I can’t wait for the announcement that Salt & Light TV has given mandate to the prestigious law firm Rosencrantz & Guildenstern, Solicitors – and as everyone knows among the toughest guys in Toronto – to sue Father Rosica.
The lawsuit will obviously be motivated by the great loss of reputation, prestige and, in general, face linked to the fact that the entire Catholic world has discovered what kind of CEO they have, and what a bad broadcaster they are in general.
You see, a NuChurch broadcaster must walk a fine line between spreading heresy and not being made the butt of jokes for doing it. But when the entire planet knows your CEO interviews defrocked priests and finds them so wonderful, licks the plates of Jesuit America Magazine as “hopeful” and, in general, do whatever he must to ingratiate himself to whomever can let him have some appointment, prize, or other trinket, than the business is at risk of serious harm.
Salt & Light might obviously fire the man, and the press release explaining the fact would not even need to be very long, “for threatening to sue a blogger” being more than sufficient as an explanation. But this would only help them to contain the damage, not eliminate it.
They might, methinks, also sue Father Rosica for a substantial amount of money. In the end the man can afford expensive counsel, so we are probably not talking of St Francis here.
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern’s headed paper must be of exquisite quality, and beautifully ornate. I’d love to see the scan on the Internet.
But no, I won’t be holding my breath. Similia similibus solvuntur.
These are the chaps who have Rosica as their CEO.
Father Ray Blake has a very good and stealthily funny post about all that has happened in the Vatican in the last week or two.
The gist (not that you should not read the rest) is eloquently given in the last paragraph:
Many of the Cardinal electors had hoped that the election of the ‘new Pope’ might be about clearing Rome of its cliques and anonymous accusations, its denunciation by innuendo and its bitter feuds and corruption it is simply not happening – on the contrary it is happening with renewed vigour.
How is that “new transparency” working for you, then? What has become of this oh so new and modern papacy, getting rid of all those conspirators and corridor rats, and bringing “hope and change” to the Vatican?
The new ones are so bad, they let the old ones appear amateurs. You remember Benedict’s butler? When did he steal almost 200 books from his own bishops? Mind, the man has house detention. Will Cardinal Baldisseri have to suffer the same destiny? Don’t bet your pint.
Unfortunately, there are always those who – either because they are naive, or because they are disingenuous – manage to bat for the wrong team.
The very first comment of the post is from a certain “Denis”, who commits to cyber eternity the following words:
This article is trading in the kind of tittle tattle it appears to be condemning. Perhaps during Lent we should all be seeking to build up rather than knock down.
This is the kind of comment which, if I did not write a rather candid blog, would motivate me to start one post-haste.
Good Lord! A mess without precedent in at least seven, and probably twenty centuries is devastating the Church, and those who rightly criticise the utter moral decay of the Vatican personnel should be accused of “knocking down”? We have come to the point of common theft on a grand scale, and we should shut up because it’s Lent? We point out to the shameless bullying of a poor family father in his Fifties, and we should be held for people trading in “tittle tattle”? Who is this man, Grima Wormtongue?
This passive-aggressive, or rather aggressive-passive attitude of some people is truly disturbing. It advocates silence in front of evil in the name of… what again? What in Hades does “build up” means, if it is detached from that solid Catholic thinking that must condemn this kind of corruption and scandals? When was Lent the time you don’t talk, of all people, of the moneylenders in the Temple?
It truly is sad. Very sad.
Learn to recognise your Grimas.
They tend to appear so peaceful at first.
I have found on the Internet this very useful reflection on defamation lawsuits. Mind, the language is very explicit.
This article is written by a U.S. Criminal defence attorney, and it is aimed at outlets based in the US. It is, I think, useful for every reader, but it should be of particular interest for bloggers of US based blogs.
By delving into the subject matter you will find interesting consideration about what is “libel”, and for example learn that the “a” word (“you are an a-word”) is, in general, opinion and not actionable. A second interesting takeaway is that a blogger generally does not answer for libellous comments on his combox. A third one is that the libel is seen in the contest of the article, say: the use of the expression “Father Rosica must be on cocaine” is allowed if the context makes clear this is an hyperbole or a way to express surprise, without the intention of letting his readers believe that Father Rosica, in actual fact, sniffs.
Similarly, rhetorical figures like (to make an example): “Father Rosica has already shown his tongue has an uncanny ability to reach the strangest places of people who can can help him to honours and favours” only express in a hyperbolic way the writer’s opinion that Father Rosica is an ecclesiastical ladder climber, ready and willing to host and praise excommunicated priests if he thinks they have friends in high places who can be useful to him.
Please click the link, get over the language, and educate yourself a bit over a matter about to become more frequently discussed in the months leading to the Synod.
There are further links there, that I will follow when time allows.
A prayer for this potty-mouthed but rather useful attorney is, I think, fully in order.
A Basilian, father Timothy Scott, the spokesman of the order for Canada, tweets “STFU” to a Cardinal. He retracts, but still…
Another Basilian, Father Rosica, threatens to sue a poor Catholic blogger for being Catholic.
This justifies a question for Father Rosica: should Cardinal Burke, then, sue Father Scott?
The question should be posed to him without accepting any deflection: “he did a horrible thing, for which he apologised”, doesn’t wash, because it’s not the answer. By the by, Rosica said he reserves the right to sue even if get apologies from Mr Domet for having reminded him of the Catholic religion, so that doesn’t wash twice.
Let us see the question again:
what does Father Rosica think: would it be right if Cardinal Burke sued Father Scott?
I hope at the next press conference hosted by Father Rosica someone will ask this and several other questions related to the man.
Enough with moneylenders in the temple.
The hypothesis has been made that the amply discussed Rosicagate is part of a vaster project aimed at silencing bloggers, because this would be seen as a more or less necessary step into silencing the bishops, which in turn would allow Francis to use Church teaching as his carpet.
I do not doubt that the Bishop of Rome, being The Most Astonishing Hypocrite in Church History (TMAHICH), would walk over Church teaching without any problem if he had the means of doing so. But he does not have the means of doing so, nor can he silence the bishops, least of all the bloggers.
Let us see this in order.
Vox Cantoris isn’t a very big blog. At 400,000 page views in 25 months, this means an average of 16,000 page views a month; assuming a robust blog growth, let us say there were 25,000 page views a months, on average, in the last six or eight months. This makes for around 800 page views a day, which again probably means a readership of 200 to 400 readers a day; which again, according to reading patterns, might mean around 1000 affectionate readers visiting the blog regularly, some of them daily, some every two or three days, some once a week, etc.
Whilst these numbers should make every blogger proud, they are unlikely to disturb the sleep of Vatican officers qua Vatican officers. We must here realistically recognise that whilst we as bloggers are, collectively, a growing voice in the church, individually we are irrelevant. We are, basically, warrior ants and, whilst we are rather combative, each one of us alone is – bar, perhaps, some very big blogs run by priests – rather a non-entity. The anthill is, on the other hand, quite something already.
The idea that Rosica would, together with the Vatican apparatus, move a Law Firm to teach a lesson to one ant when the entire anthill is in turmoil does not make sense to me. Warriors ants aren’t stopped because one or three are quashed. Warrior ants can bite, too. The idea that Vatican officers would cause lawyers to work hundreds of hours to prepare hundreds of letters to as many blogs is simply absurd. The idea that hundreds of bloggers can be intimidated by one or two lawsuits is just as outlandish.
Some blogs are anonymous (like mine), and most of them are headquartered in the USA (again, like mine), which makes it a waste of time even writing such letters: WordPress and, I think, Blogger would get rid of them with a copy-and-paste answer letter on the lines of a polite “shut up”. WordPress hosts blogs of dissenters from African and Asian dictatorships and helps them to blog anonymously; just imagine how much time they have for Father Rosica’s tantrums.
But then again the sheer number of blogs would be simply overwhelming. Some are big and some little, but there are so many of them out there that you just can’t go chasing individual ants with letters from law firms.
Unless, that is, that particular ant happens to be in a legal system the wannabe ant eater knows well; and that particular ant lives, perhaps, in the same city as the ant eater; and, methinks, reaches some of the same people; and, who knows, caused the ant eater to lose some donors – who told him why – for his own “salty darkness” operation. This could be, in the end, what gives “operation mercy” certainly not a justification, but at least a motive.
Then we have to think why all this would be done. We can flatter ourselves as much as we like, and I think we at the Catholic Anthill are making sterling work. But bishops don’t wait for us to tell them what to do. The bishop’s revolt in October started on the same day as the irate blogs’ reaction. It’s not that Polish or African Bishops count on us to know what opinions they should have. The blogosphere has been certainly encouragement and a welcome help for some, but there are far too many bishops worried for their salvation out there. They certainly appreciate our help and support. But they could do just fine without us.
Then there is the matter of Francis. Francis has no shame, no dignity, no sense of honour, and very probably not even a shred of faith. What you or I think is perfectly irrelevant to him. He has the effrontery of living under the roof of a pervert, just imagine how much he cares for what serious Catholic write on their blog. Francis does not even register us as individuals. It’s only when the entire anthill moves against him (Rabbitgate) that he notices its existence. And Francis isn’t so dumb he thinks he can shut up catholic blogdom; and send, to do that, the very man who makes a good part of his own PR spin.
No. It does not make sense.
My money is on the personal hatred of Father Rosica, because some or a couple of donors jumped out and let him know why. You don’t believe me?
Oh, Father Rosica!
Watch! Watch what you have done!
From “The Tenth Crusade”, a list to Thursday of those Catholic outlet who have commented (negatively, of course) about Father Rosica frantically throwing his toys out of the pram.
The list only covers catholic outlets. But I have noticed that Breitbart also covered the news, and I suspect this site has more readers than all the others together, albeit less specialised or attentive ones.
It is obvious, mere days after the start of “Rosicagate”, that this is a huge self-goal. Unless he backpedals sharpish, it will stay with Rosica for as long as his public presence continues.
What a stupid, stupid, stupid thing to do.
I say it once again: I do not know the quirks of Canadian Law. I thank God my blog is based in the United States, where – say what you want – freedom of expression is still taken more seriously than in most other Countries.
Profiting of this freedom of expression, evidently so unpleasant to Father Rosica, I publish this:
Take heed, Father Rosica. The Lord, who sees everything, is watching you trying to crush a good Catholic for exposing your heresy and your betrayal of Christ.
Repent and renounce to your folly, or be afraid.
Your arrogance will not remain unpunished.
It is now the third day (I think) since Fr Rosica's threat to sue a Canadian blogger for being Catholic has been made public.
I have been reflecting on what moves a man who should know a thing or two about publicity and PR work to do something so incredibly senseless. This is not even, say, the itchy province priest who takes exception to any criticism levelled at him by sincere Catholics. This is, or should be, a media professional. A smooth operator. A shrewd publicity machine.
Does Fr Rosica not know that an action like this must, must, bring exactly, exactly the bad public name he wanted to avoid, but multiplied by twenty at the very least? What moves a person to such an autolesionist behaviour, particularly when it is his very job to appreciate the damage this will do to him? I have no idea, and I think there is no rational explanation. There are, however, a couple of irrational ones. Let us see if they might have applied.
1) Father Rosica thought his counterpart would fold without posing resistance; that he would decide that it is wiser to cancel some posts and continue blogging in peace. This is no smart thinking, because even if this had been the case, the blogger in question could have kept writing one blog Post a day about him, year in and year out, all of them very politely critical, and make a far bigger damage in the long term on every present and future search engine. But even so, it is not very smart to think that the man would fold in the first place. When the upside is immediate but only temporary victory, and the downside is immediate, multiplied and permanent bad publicity, I do not think action is a very smart conduct.
2) The two contenders know each other personally, or have a long story of disagreement. At some point, Rosica is unable to be cool and “professional” about that. Again, we are all human, but this does not reflect well on him professionally. Would you want to have a chap like that as your deputy press guy?
3) Father Rosica collects donations for his “salty and darkness” thingy, and started to notice emails and enquiries concerning the facts (as in: facts) publicised by Vox Cantoris. He might have decided that he had to act in order to avoid further damage. Again, I am curious as to the long-term effect of this controversy on his donations.
These are only some hypotheses, the fruit of the attempt to explain the inexplicable: a man of the press attacking a small blogger, perfectly well knowing he is attracting a damage ten or twenty times bigger than the one he wanted to avoid.
In Italy we say that this is like a man castrating himself to spite his wife.
Father Rosica has no wife, but it seems to me that he has delivered a perfect example of this colourful saying.
I wanted to do something merciful today, and link to all the recent articles of Vox Cantoris concerning father Rosica published recently. My idea is that if Father Rosica’s mind set is any good, he will certainly be pleased at the help I give him.
Turns out the author of the blog did it already himself, so no need for me to undergo the boring task. Please go there and browse at your leisure. Scroll around like it’s Rosica Day. The page is full of interesting snippets about a very, ahem, interesting – if not very Catholic – mind.
I have just noticed Vox Cantoris had almost 400,000 visits since January 2013. In the same period of time I had in excess of 2,600,000: so yes, if Mr Rosica’s ideas and general forma mentis are worth anything, the man will be grateful to me. Of course, Mr Rosica’s ideas and general forma mentis might, in fact, not be worth anything at all. But this, my dear readers, will be his fault entirely; and there is nothing Fogler Rubinoff, Barristers & Solicitors, can do about it.
If, however, Father Rosica is of the opinion that Father Rosica’s blasphemies, questionable statements and outright attacks on Catholic doctrine (see “irregular family” for all) are gravely damaging of the integrity and reputation of Father Rosica, he should seriously think about suing himself. I am sure that Fogler Rubinoff, Barristers & Solicitors, will be happy to comply, seen that Salty & Dark is headquartered in Canada.
As Vox Cantoris has already made all the work I invite other Catholic bloggers to repeat the operation and, by publishing the link above on their blog, contribute to the spreading of Mr Rosica, ahem, complex thinking. (Are you reading, Fogler Rubinoff, Barristers & Solicitors? All fine, no?)
If you, dear blogger, are afraid of receiving a nasty letter from (how was it? oh, yes…) Messrs Fogler Rubinoff LLP, Barristers & Solicitors, (boy, this sure looks expensive! How much money does Father Rosica make? Or does he pay in sermons about the “irregular” Holy Family?) have no fear: it’s in the blogosphere. Public domain. You are only directing to facts, if and as long as they are there.
Ah, the blogosphere.
Freedom at work.
Father Rosica notwithstanding.
We truly live in maddening times.
The blogger of Vox Cantoris, a perfectly orthodox Catholic blog mentioned here a couple of times, has been threatened with a lawsuit if eleven posts concerning the very same Father Rosica, and all of them concerning his public activity and statements, are not removed.
Bravely, the blogger has already indicated he will not comply.
I am not an expert in Canadian law, but it seems extremely difficult to imagine the letter has any chance at all of being successful.
Rather, it seems to me that here something different is at stake: a Vatican official uses a financial muscle (the threat of a very expensive, long-drawn lawsuit) to shut up a faithful Catholic blogger.
Father Rosica is, in a way, the number two of Father Lombardi, and they often appear together at press conferences. I repeat it again, none of the posts make allegations about Father Rosicas private life or affairs, and there is no trace of slander. That a man working with the press would try to silence the free expression of opinion in this way truly beggars belief.
Some questions are now, I think, ripe:
1) How long can the oh so merciful TMAHICH pretend he does not know of this? Will he stubbornly shut up as he did, and still does, in the FFI matter? (Oh well, wait! He said “soon, soon” to the old couple! An obvious lie!).
2) How can Father Rosica remain at his place if he shows such obvious contempt for the very freedoms that make his job?
3) How many dozen of other blogs will Father Rosica have to sue now? Do we want to call them, say, twenty-four, in at least half a dozen jurisdictions?
Vox Cantoris is on a “Blogger” platform. I can, therefore, not reblog his posts. I could link to them, but the link would not work if the posts are removed.
If any, ahem, “Blogger” blogger wants to reblog his posts, I think this will have the effect that the posts would remain on the blog of the “reblogger” even if they were to be removed from the original site; a decision which Mr Domet could take at any time.
Let me make clear that I would not blame Mr Domet if he decided that he wants to be able to blog in peace, and sleep at night. But I appreciate it the much more, if he decides to fight this fight for all of us.
As Mr Domet has obviously decided he wants to see Father Rosica’s cards, I invite every Catholic blogger of good will, including priest bloggers, to give vast echo to this matter and make their voice heard.
I beg of you. I implore you. If you are thinking of starting a blog, do so anonymously.
We live in strange and disturbing times.
I am already sick and tired of the new buzzword chosen by Satan to attack the Church and Her Sacraments: the concept of “welcome”.
You welcome someone in your house because you think it safe and sensible to do so. You wouldn’t say “welcome” to any violent drunkard, rapist or pedophile; or robber, thief, fraudster.
“Who is it?”
“Good morning, ma’am. I am a rapist. I ask to be welcomed in your hospitable home, because I feel very much excluded. Your doormat says ‘all welcome’; so will you open, please….”
What do you think: will the woman open? Me neither… She will, actually, rather call the Police.
Exactly the same – though on a much graver scale – happens with the Church whenever there is a call to “welcome” people who bring with them not conversion, but the pride of their vices, and the arrogant demand not only to continue the scandal, but also to be allowed to “be welcomed” in the House of the Lord.
I say “much worse” because – as every sound Catholic will realise after three seconds of reflection – the things of God are infinitely more important than the mortal bodies of men, and the sullying of His house with heretical and satanic praxis and widespread sacrilege is infinitely worse than any number of rapes and murders one may care to imagine; a concept, this, once well planted in every Catholic mind, but now obviously disappeared from the consciousness of many of them; of people whose religion is, to all intents and purposes, made entirely so satisfy man, and uncaring of insulting God.
No, the woman will not allow the rapist to get in. Her “welcome” is meant for those, and only for those, fit to enter her home.
But the House of the Lord, the Holy Church, should be sullied with every kind of scandal and blasphemy, with those who want to rape her to satisfy their desires, so that everyone feels “welcoming”. Cue the obese female blogger, and the saltless priest – homosexual, it is purported; I report the rumour just because the readers have the right to know, considering what he goes around saying – rolling a huge doormat to every scandalous adulterer, concubine and pervert on the planet.
Only doormats welcome all. Literally and figuratively.
Be a sissified doormat and don’t be surprised if, one day, you will stand in line near some blogger with Compulsive Gluttoning Disorder, about to enter the gates of hell, and going over a huge doormat carrying the following words:
And it came to pass on the Day Of Infamy Eugenio Scalfari was among the invited; and, being now a close buddy with the Destroyer, had another substantial chat with him.
We aren't told whether recorders were there this time. They probably weren't, as a recorder would be extremely embarrassing not only for the Bishop of Rome, but for the Church. What transpires, though, is that Scalfari went away from his buddy persuaded he had material for another article; which means that he was authorised by Buddy to put the content of their own friendly chat in print.
Thankfully, the Fire Brigade – or if you prefer, the Dry Nurses – got wind or were informed about the matter, and promptly acted.
Yes, it's the Vatican Press Office here. Yes, it's about the conversation with the Holy Father. No, the printing of any article is not authorised. Yes, this is the last word. Yes, instruction from His Holiness. You're welcome. Good day.
(And it's sad a foreigner can't get the subtle, but very fine irony of the Italian article. But hey, someone must be a foreigner…).
We have come to the point that the nurses must run after Francis as if he were an unruly child making mischief everywhere. They must pay attention whom he talks to, because you never know what may come out of it. They must constantly entreat the child to please behave and stop making such a mess around him. They obviously know – from long-suffering experience – that the man cannot be relied upon one single interview, or even an “informal chat”, that does not give scandal. Therefore, when they can see beforehand what's happening – which is not the case when the man is alone with a telephone – they can at least implore and insist until Francis, always the Jesuit, yields for this time.
It is astonishing to think that only a few days after concubinegate, the man was already planning another urine pool, and it appears – I wasn't there, you know; I am not an abortionist atheist, so Francis' friendship with me is improbable – that only the prompt and decisive intervention of the Dry Nurses have avoided another huge mess.
Pray for the Dry Nurses. They truly need our help.
And pray Francis doesn't call Scalfari on the phone.