Quite a few have asked in e-mail, some in comments, why I should give so much attention to liberal dinosaurs such as Richard McBrien of Notre Dame, to dissident publications such as NCR, America, RU-468 (aka The Tablet).
I wonder about that too. Even as I post about them, I wonder if I am not just propping them up a little longer by giving the impression more people read them with attention than actually do.
But no… some response must be made.
The way I figure, they are rather like the old Batman villains.
Batman villains are clearly ridiculous, but you still have to defeat them. They hurt people.