I know I'm encouraging others to leave Mark and Simcha by the side of the road and press the pedal to the medal in Christendom, but I think it's important to point this out.
The few handfuls of people in comboxes repeating the allegations that Mark and Simcha were innocent victims of Donald Trump supporters were practicing the terrible habit of encouraging others to jump off of the cliff.
When you encourage a person to continue their flaws on full speed ahead, eventually they self-destruct.
This isn't charity. You are doing that person a disservice.
Case in point: Mark posted an article in which he alleges that there are no scriptural prohibitions on vulgarity, the Church is only concerned with taking the Lord's name in vain, ergo please feel free to practice vulgarity because it's at best only a venial sin. He opines that people who do not say "fart' or 'sh*t' are puritans and thin-lipped little pharisees.
The man is clueless at how this practice leads the soul away from holiness, how it affects the company willing to subject themselves to it, how this leads to bad choices and more importantly, the lack of respect for the reservation of the Blessed Sacrament within our soul.
It's a bad case of mystical bankruptcy.
He actually uses a reckless moment of St. Thomas More to position the practice as saintly. And he doesn't even get the point of what St. Thomas More is saying, which in effect is, when one lieth with the doggies you will get up with fleas.
St Nicholas punched somebody in the nose. This doesn't mean evangelists should promote pinching people in the nose.
Not every moment of every saints life bears an imprimatur.
This is Mark's theological downfall: He sees bad behavior, finds a way to defend its practice and the next thing you know he's writing a thesis on how saintly it is to light your farts on fire, shack up with your homosexual lover, talk like a putana in the public square or vote for a murderous tyrant - and promote these activities to readers as part of the Magisterium. When everybody else in Christendom has been doing the exact opposite for 2000 years.
Duly note: Shea's article is not new. He confesses its something he wrote 'some time ago'. Consequently, the article lays accountability for Simcha's behavior - and ultimate firing - squarely upon the stupid advice in Shea's article!
The moral of this story is, if you want your flaws and sins to be patronized as part of some kind of subvert magisterium, keep-a-reading his stuff. Look how well it worked out for Simcha.
Ordered souls did not want their fellow Catholics strung along with perversions of Church teaching. It had nothing whatsoever to do with "Donald Trump".