Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Dissenting Geek at it again...


Catholic World News points to an article in the USA Today about Pope Benedict, and naturally they (USA Today) have to make sure they put some dissenting views in about the Pope, so who do they call? None other than Fr. Thomas Reese, noted dissenter and boo-hoo boy for all things Liberal. I came up with this "advertisement", since it seems there's no shortage of dissenters out there ready to rain on any Catholic parade that goes by.

Read the article here:
http://www.cwnews.com/offtherecord/offtherecord.cfm?task=singledisplay&recnum=4681

12 comments:

K T Cat said...

Do I have to read the article?

Paul Nichols said...

hehe, yes, KT, you HAVE to read the article, or the memory of this post will be erased from your mind forever.....bwahahahaha

A WASHINGTONDC CATHOLIC said...

You know, there should be a website for dissenters, like "Rent-a-Priest." They can call it "Rent-A-Dissenter." You can list your geographic area, your area of expertise, costs, etc.

Anonymous said...

I find it interesting how some one who has a cartoonish blog can make a case about a learned Catholic Priest at Georgetown. It is a stretch indeed. Name calling and accusations are not a hall mark of our Catholic Faith. Maybe back during the Spanish Inquisitions, but not today. Try to be civil.

Catholic Mom said...

Paul,

I've used your post to illustrate my post on a papal visit drinking game. Bottoms up!

Maureen said...

But my dear Anonymous, don't you think the learned priest in question is in favor of hearing the opinions of the laity? A more democratic and open church, with more active participation?

Oh, wait, no. Laity only count if they have degrees in liturgy from left-wing universities. Otherwise, we are ignorant peons, who should keep our mouths shut and be respectful in the presence of our betters....

Honestly, I think this blog's being plenty respectful. It gives Reese the Catholic courtesy title of Father, even though Reese doesn't seem to want to be a Catholic priest; so it's more courteous to him than he is to himself.

Paul Nichols said...

Well Anonymous, I think Fr. Reese really makes his OWN case for his level of dissent.

I think there is civility in my cartoons, but for this one in particular. Fr. Reese is, as you put it, "learned". No doubt. Wouldn't you think that someone who is so "learned" about our Faith, and who IS one of God's men, would support and defend the very Church he's given himself to?

If he's not a dissenter, then I'd ask you to defend him with some facts, rather than complain about him being the subject of a cartoon. His dissent is a cartoon itself.

Jovan-Marya Weismiller, T.O.Carm. said...

At least, Father Reese doesn't hide behind 'anonymous'.

Way to go, Paul. Keep up the good work!

Paul Nichols said...

Thanks Jovan!

a thorn in the pew said...

I await your humorous viewpoint on the Papal Mass at the Nationals Stadium.(hint hint) Feel free to use the Mariachi Band photo on my blog for inspiration(I jest).

Anita Moore said...

Dear Anonymous:

Name calling and accusations are not a hall mark of our Catholic Faith. Maybe back during the Spanish Inquisitions, but not today. Try to be civil.

Your ignorance of the Spanish Inquisition cries out to heaven. Try reading some history before you invoke it.

You might also try cracking a Bible. What are you going to do about the Founder of our Faith Himself, Who called the Pharisees hypocrites (passim); a brood of vipers (Matthew 3:7, 12:34, 23:33, Luke 3:7); whited sepulchres (Matthew 23:27); blind fools (Matthew 23:17); children of Satan (John 8:44) and liars (John 8:55)?

By the way, St. John Chrysostom said that heretics need to be smitten in the face, and made to fear to publicly ventilate their errors. And he's not only a saint, he's a Doctor of the Church.

Paul Nichols said...

Right on, Anita.