Several of us have commented on the Vortex cited in my post yesterday. We have found our comments removed. My blogging colleague at Connecticut Catholic Corner is one of them - us. Please read her account. My one tiny disagreement with Julie is that I think the behavior of Church Militant personnel - particularly those on the comment page - portend something far more ominous. Rather than "laugh and let it go" I think some of the stench there needs to be exposed, as many good people are contributing to CM's "premium" program. They deserve to know what they are supporting.
Before I commence, I'd like to extend an invitation to those others who have also found their comments deleted by the moderator of that page. You may post your comments here - provided, of course, that they are respectful and in accordance with the Magisterium of the Church.
One hardly knows where to begin so I'll start with the little scolding tossed in my face by the moderator. If one goes to that comment page, you can find this original posting. (Note - if these pictures are too small, just click on them and larger images will appear in their own windows.)
same condescending attitude towards faithful Catholics evinced on one of the first Vortexes in which Voris castigated his colleagues for questioning the doings and sayings of Pope Francis. In reading this, one might think their readership is comprised of delicate snowflakes similar to those on college campuses who scurried for "safe places" after seeing Trump's name chalked on sidewalks.
Ironically the condescension is applied to Festus, for for according to the moderator, he wouldn't have "succumbed to the temptation to respond". Is the moderator saying that Festus does not have the intellectual and spiritual fortitude to control himself? Well, given what Festus wrote on my last post, I can see from where the moderator draws his/her apprehensions, but that is the responsibility of Festus. By the way, I don't see any similar scolding directed to Festus. Does anyone else?
But there are some other comments that make me wonder whether or not Festus might be a CM insider. Here's one:
As I said earlier, my comments on that vortex were deleted. Ostensibly what can get comments deleted are if they contain criticisms of the pope. Apparently that's not the only criteria for deletion. I can only suppose deletion can happen simply due to the caprices of the moderator. How else do we explain the following?
Here is a discussion during which Festus trash-talked LifeSiteNews, Voice of the Family, Rorate Caeli. You'll notice in the middle of this picture a notation advising that a comment was deleted. It was mine. I have my deleted comment posted below the discussion.
that what you told the Nuncio when he tried to navigate your blog to get the
No, you didn't even do him that courtesy - you just gave in a link to your home
page and suggest that he trawl through your blog to find the relevant details. Presumably while doing that he found what you were saying about
the Pope. Have you considered tha t perhaps you and your blogger friends
might have had something to do with what happened the priest? As you say it was "after" you and your blogger friends
pubished dirt and no doubt publically castigating those who issued an apology
to Ms Johnson that more serious charges were raised. When I do a search on key words blogger does not allow me
to control the order in which the posts appear"Do you know what that is? That is a bad workman blaming his
tools. I don't need to discredit you. Your sloppy blog is more than
adequate for that job."
Does this sound like a rational person engaging in calm and reasonable discourse or the rantings of someone who has some very serious issues? But this is the person that the CM Moderator allows to puke all over their comment page while deleting the comments of others offering cogent thoughts (and I reiterate my invitation to them). I pray that he is not affiliated with Church Militant TV.
As I've said before, I respect CM's right to exercise their own policies in the governance of their apostolate. However, when they display disrespect for our policies in the governance of our apostolates, then they must be called out. Whether or not this is the last such post that I'll write is largely up to them.