It wasn't what we expected. They weren't talking about the National Catholic Distorter or America Magazine, Catholics United or Sr. Carol Keehan.
No, they were talking about the folks making the judgements that these people are teaching errors and leading souls astray.
They were shocked. Shocked, I tell you, that there is a growing presence on the internet making judgments that make people feel like their rolls in the hay with every Tom, Dick and Mary are sinful.
"We are particularly concerned about blogs that engage in attacks and hurtful judgmental language. We are very troubled by blogs and other elements of media that assume the role of magisterium and judge others in the church."
They sponsored a webinar on the Catholic media role and their relationship with Bishops.
As you can imagine, most of us found some laundry to do at the exact same time.
The Catholic media relationship with Bishops?
Why that is simple. Nobody on any side of anything gives a rat's patoot.
That is the relationship.
Once upon a time, Catholics faithful to the teachings of the Church and the Deposit of Faith were trying to hold onto what was left of trust after the systemic rot of cronyism was brought into the light.
After the long and painful search for parishes and initiatives to teach our children the faith resulted in the Bishops attacking faithful Catholics instead of pastorally managing those teaching errors, they have lost faithful Catholics.
As we are all assembling to expose their corruption and teach the authentic faith, panic and pandemonium is setting in.
When American Bishops and the USCCB silences and quashes the National Catholic Reporter and America Magazine, the nuns, priests and lay people whoring the Word Catholic and misleading our families, children and friends, we'll start to take their outreaches seriously.
Until then, here's how to characterize the faithful's relationship with American Catholic Bishops: YOU ARE DISMISSED.
Michael Voris, says it much better than I: