Mark Shea has been using the term "Thinking Catholic™" to describe progressive Catholics and here is an article proving his point.
Being a modern-day thinking Catholic, I am angered, confused and frustrated with the leadership of our Archdiocese.
Wow a thinking Catholic! I never tried that myself since I just blindly follow whatever the Church would have me do without mucking about with intellectual reasons for following them. A mind is a terrible thing to use. I prefer to keep mine pristine and in unused condition like a comic book or Star War figure encased in the original packaging. But not only is she a thinking Catholic but a modern-day one. Of course every Catholic in history was also a modern-day Catholic at the time.
Calling yourself a "thinking Catholic" reminds me of atheists who call themselves "freethinkers" or "brights." That you somehow make your arguments better by using an intelligence related noun . Hey maybe I can join in. I am a "Super-genius-bow-before-my-stunning-intellect Catholic."
Given the sexual abuse cover-ups both locally & nationally, the closure of several solvent churches against the wishes of their parishioners and the recent closure of an elementary school in Brighton one week before the start of school; I have to ask myself, “Is this the Catholic Church where Jesus would want to be?”
Where is due process? Where is the kindness and forgiveness extended to others? Why would the Archdiocese take this man of God, a hard-working staff and the parishioners and turn their church community upside down? What and who is next? [Source]
Of course this is the same Fr. Cuenin who openly dissents from Church teaching on contraception, supports divorce and remarriage, supports gay-rights initiatives, supports women’s ordination and testified in the State House against a bill to save traditional marriage, and is involved in the heterodox VOTF. The question is not why the diocese removed this "Man of God", but why it took so long. You could only hope that Fr. Cuenin’s supporters ar victims of Stockholm Syndrome instead of going to that parish just for his take on Christianity.