The excellent Fr Blake of Saint Mary Magdalen recently wrote an article extremely critical of the traditional Catholic media in the UK. And now someone is threatening to sue him for it.
The problem with the Catholic media...
The problem he pointed out, was that the Catholic media seems to be uncertain of its mission:
"Forming a loyal, well informed laity, should be its purpose, helping to proclaim The Truth should be its purpose, instead it scratches the itch of its indisposition, continually looking inwards, moving chairs as the Titanic is sinking. The national Catholic Press is bad and diocesan newspapers are even worst, most parishes have difficulty giving them away."
He noted that:
"I have banned the Tablet from my church, I just got sick of its carping about the Pope and its liberal agenda, I am told it is improving. Fr Clifton, who reads The Tablet with occassional bursts of irritation, complains almost continually about Msg Basil Loftus who writes for the Catholic Times, and others wonder about the orthodoxy of the Herald and the Universe. I tend to feel that I ought to ban all Catholic papers."
Are they heretics?
Now Mgr Loftus is threatening to sue him for suggesting that he was a heretic, and for allowing comments on his blog to the same effect.
Please do go over and support Fr Blake on his blog.
Fortunately in Australia, should it ever come to it, truth is a defence.