The controversy leading to this action by the Boston Archdiocese was precipitated by the troubling issues surrounding the proposed sale of Caritas Christi Healthcare, owned by the Archdiocese, to Cerebus Capital.
Having watched this story develop for quite a while, and having kept abreast of the ongoing narrative, I agree with those blogging at bostoncatholicinsider.com that the sale is rife with conflict of interest issues.
This attempt of the Boston Archdiocese to acttowards its employees not only looks silly but also demonstrates an ignorance of how the Internet works. Whoever made the decision to block the 'offending' web site will have a hard time blocking all the Catholic web sites containing links to information about the sale of Caritas Christi.
The funny thing is faithful Catholics have been trying to get the Cardinal to act in loco parentis and block dissent since his arrival and have been unsuccessful.
That's what makes the ban of factual information and the purported money being spent to shut us up so laughable.