A British blogger, who writes the http://faithinourfamilies.com/ blog, is being sued by the associate priest in her parish. Father Dan Fitzpatrick of the Durham Martyrs Church insists on referring to the Holy Spirit as female and the blogger rightly rebuked him. See Father's twitter page and you'll see this (before it's taken down).
That's not Church teaching as handed down through the Apostles, who would have first-hand knowledge of Jesus' meeting. A look at Ms. Short's blog indicates the despicable conduct of Father Fitzpatrick as he is rebuked. He threatens suit, then claims that Ms. Rock pulled down her post when she did nothing of the sort. I suppose he was simply looking to back down from his suit threat and save face in the process.
A facebook friend coined the term "Rosica Factor" to describe this action; here is her blog post, on Keeping It Catholic. This hearkens back to the episode several months ago when Vatican official threatened to sue the blogger behind Vox Cantoris. Wind of it got into the internet and the suit blew up on Rosica's face. We can make this happen again. I see a post on this matter is already up on the Vox Cantoris blog.
The Church is Durham Martyrs Church. Here is their contact page. From the parish site, I gather that they're in the Dioces of Hexham and Newcastle, led by Bishop Seamus Cunningham. Phone numbers are here, as well as facebook and twitter links. Try them all. If any from the North American continent calls, keep in mind that England's time is 5 hours ahead of the US east coast.
As we stood with Vox Cantoris, let us stand with Faith In Our Families. I will tweet this, using the hashtag, #RosicaFactor.
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