It was almost exactly three years ago when Father Thomas Rosica, a highly-placed Vatican official, threatened to sue the blogger behind Vox Cantoris (see right side-bar). The latter had commented on public comments made by Rosica that betrayed Rosica's dissident perspectives on matters of Catholic doctrine. Other faithful Catholic bloggers shone the light on Rosica's despicable attempts and he was forced to stand down lest he make the Vatican appear to be a bunch of vindictive fools.
Well, maybe it isn't just a matter of appearances at the Vatican and perhaps they failed to learn their lessons. It appears that Father Antonio Spadaro has drawn his long knives and is pointing them directly at Raymond Arroyo of EWTN. LifeSiteNews shows where Spadaro retweeted a call for EWTN to be put under interdict if they don't fire Arroyo.
I could be wrong, but I don't believe an interdict can be placed on any group of Catholics because of some willy-nilly whim. Certain conditions must be present, one of them being the commission of a gravely immoral act. No one in their right minds can pretend that the discussions in which Arroyo is participating constitute gravely immoral acts. Perhaps the dissident lay Catholic who originally tweeted that nonsense doesn't know that (and maybe doesn't care), but certainly Spadaro should know better than that. Like Father Rosica did three years ago, Spadaro is making himself appear to be the vindictive fool, resenting the light that is being shone on his misdeeds - not to mention ignorance of canon law. But perhaps we're not talking merely of "appearance", but "fact".
As we did for Vox Cantoris three years ago, so again must we do for Raymond Arroyo.
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