Folks, I don’t know what you’ve been experiencing, but at least twice in the last 10 days I have received two unrequested e-mail communications from an AOL address containing releases and pronunciamientos from Emmanuel Milingo, the schismatic and apostate archbishop who got married in a mass wedding officiated by Sun Myung Moon a few years back, and now heads an agitprop organization pushing for the reinstatement of laicized priests.
This morning I deleted a comment from the same person responding to my post on the issue, entitled, Milingo lacks standing to question priestly celibacy, or anything else for that matter. The comment was an exact copy of the latest unrequested e-mail.
I have seen the same response in the comment section of some other blogs. Now advocating a married priesthood is one thing. Attempting to ordain your own bishops and being excommunicated is another. But generating spam and blog comment spam is quite another. We should bring back the ecclesial penalty of anathema sit to punish ecclesial spammers.