First Sunday in Lent, with donkeys
Like many other Catholics who keep up with news of the Church on Twitter and on various blogs and social media, I decided to quit the comment boards for Lent. But Sunday is not a fast day in Lent. (See the interesting discussion on the matter on Fr Hunwicke’s blog: So when does Lent start for mathematicians? ) Today is the First Sunday in Lent, but it seems that some Vatican officials under the present Pope Francis are now renaming it Litigation Sunday.
Matilde spends the first Sunday in Lent quietly reflecting on the donkey’s role in the Passion story
Father Thomas Rosica, a key spokesman in the Vatican, has set his lawyers on a Catholic blogger for criticizing his publicly stated views as being heterodox. This letter threatening legal action has been sent to a Canadian family man and blogger David Domet (who runs the blog Vox Cantoris that few of us in Europe had even heard of before this) and he has until the end of today, henceforth to be known as Litigation Sunday, to withdraw his remarks from his blog and apologize.
Morris spends Lent braying and fasting
Seeing a Catholic blogger attacked in this way by a bullying Vatican official using quite inappropriate legal methods, instead of taking the criticism of his heterodoxy on the chin and arguing back, I do not think those of us who had planned a quiet Lent retreat away from the Catholic comment boxes can now remain silent. All should publish and republish the words of David Domet and put links to his blog on all our blogs. Here are the criticisms of Fr Thomas Rosica action against David Domet and the Vox Cantoris blog:
[The readings for this Sunday are: Genesis 9:8-15; 1 Peter 3:18-22 and Mark 1:12-15]
On this First Sunday in Lent, Fr Thomas Rosica reflects on the readings on his own blog, in a piece called (remarkably) The Ways of the Desert
, in which he says: “And in the midst of the desert we hear what God will do if we open our hearts to him and allow him to make our own deserts bloom. The ways of the desert were deep within the heart of Jesus, and it must be the same for all who would follow him.” Oh yes? What hypocrisy!
So on this Litigation Sunday let us join Fr Thomas Rosica and sue all those whose criticisms of our religious views we disagree with. This reflects very badly on the regime of Pope Francis, the idol of the liberals and the left. But then, the authoritarian left always did have a bit of a problem with free speech, didn’t it?
1000 viewers of this blog post in 24 hours. More than any other topic I ever blogged about! The Vatican internet bully Fr Thomas Rosica has become an overnight blog sensation. Oh dear, Pope Francis: this doesn’t look good for your “Team Bergoglio” does it?
The Fr Thomas Rosica effect on blog hits
A very good account of this matter is to be found on Mark Lambert’s blog.
If you want an explanation of the issues in Spanish, go to http://catholicvs.blogspot.fr/2015/02/nuevo-escandalo-portavoz-de-la-santa.html @FatherRosica is now generating a whole load of new contacts. Just found a list of Latin Masses in Spain thanks to this business!
Also there is a Michael Voris piece on video now…