Thursday, August 4, 2016
He stopped sending out emails a few weeks back, his facebook account content on youtube has vanished.
I've been immersed in a home project and hadn't followed how things settled after the post-Voris dust up, but I thought he found some folks to help him with production of his videos and seemed to be plugging along. If that fell through, he doesn't need anything sophisticated. He can still deliver content with a computer and a youtube channel. Fr. Mike Schmitz does this very effectively and it's very a very simple platform to operate. If he needs help doing it, we'll be happy to pull a few people together to set it up.
The last post on Facebook that I recall was something about don't criticize the bishops, don't worry about what they say - yada yada - and I remember posting the same comment I keep repeating until I'm blue in the face: Nobody is worried about the bishops or the pope for that matter, what we are worried about is the daily onslaught of heresies coming out of this pontificate are now being repeated by our children and we are not going to stop asking them to cease and desist in the public square because of the baptismal promises we made to Christ.
I don't think others were very receptive to the idea that we should forfeit the salvation of the people we love and not worry about the pied pipers leading them to hell right in front of our eyes because we have some kind of imagined duty to spare the reputation of these wolves. We have absolutely no intention to use silence to give credibility to their counterfeit church. They'd have better luck asking us to look the other way while they ordain and shuffle pedophiles.
I have no idea if these convictions threw a monkey wrench in what he feels called to do for spiritual direction during these times. I certainly hope they have nothing to do with his retreat. His contributions through his internet apostolate were outstanding.
If you're out there Fr. Nicholson, we miss you, we love you, we are praying for you and we hope to see you back soon.