At Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) Madame Defarge (aka Michael Sean Winters – Tricoteuse of the New catholic Red Guard – aka Wile E. Coyote of the catholic Left) has produced another masterpiece of irony.
Madame, who wants to watch his opponents guillotined or wants them to lose at least the livelihoods – in mercy – and who thinks that converts shouldn’t be allowed a voice in the Church, really hates EWTN.
You can guess why.
Anyway, to the irony….
There is nothing to be done about Fox News, but EWTN pretends to be Catholic. Is there no ecclesial mechanism for insisting that it not distort Catholic teaching so egregiously? Is there to be no accountability for its star’s hateful rhetoric?
It’s EWTN that pretends to be Catholic. ROFL! MSW is concerned about distortions of Catholic teaching? This from a writer for the FISHWRAP? Fishwrap never loses an opportunity to push the ordination of women and the normalization of sodomy. If there were a primary example of an egregious dissenting publication in these USA, it would have to be the NCR. As a matter of fact, in past they were ordered by the local bishop where it is produced and published not to use the word “Catholic” in their title, but they basically gave him the finger and did – and do – whatever the hell they want without any regard for authority.
And here is MSW lamenting that there is no mechanism to stop distortion of Catholic teaching.
Then there is his accusation about “hateful rhetoric”. Please. Friends, take a moment and go over to Real Clear Religion and read Nicholas G. Hahn’s 2013 piece specifically about the venom that Winters pours out on anyone he disagrees with. HERE
Here’s a taste.
A cursory review of Mr. Winters’s posts reveals him to be a habitual name-caller. Papal biographer and theologian George Weigel is “noxious.” Bishop Thomas Paprocki is “pathetic.” The National Rifle Association is “poisonous.” Canon lawyer Ed Peters is “pernicious.” Catholics who opposed Pope Francis’s washing of female feet on Holy Thursday were “insane” and “crazy.” (Although, he may have a point there, as this website’s editor Jeremy Lott also ridiculed fears of this “dangerous bisexual foot-washing anarchy.”)
Winters’s trademark retort to conservatives is to denounce them as “venomous.” Winters’s favorite foe is George Weigel, who he claimed had “special venom” for former Democratic congressman Fr. Robert Drinan. Then, there are the predictable culprits: Vice President Dick Cheney, venomous. The Tea Party, venomous. The Thomas More Law Center, venomous. Audit the Catholic Campaign for Human Development? Venomous. Winters again used the moniker, “venom,” for National Review editors who opined against comprehensive immigration reform. Archbishop Charles Chaput, and others, spat “venom” when they criticized Notre Dame University’s decision to bestow an honorary degree on President Barack Obama. Almost any criticism, for that matter, was “venomous.”
And some of his quips about me are happily enshrined on the right side bar of this blog.
MSW, ladies and gentlemen. A paragon of self-parody.