I’ve seen some news here and there about a Vatican official suing a Catholic blogger.
I really like this post from Diane Korzeniewski at Te Deum laudamus. which succinctly gets to the point about why this is wrong and that this goes beyond any dispute between this priest and a blogger.
Father Rosica, drop this embarrassing threat of litigation – it is really making you look bad…. really bad. What kind of priest, much less an official in the Vatican, uses litigation against a Catholic blogger over his reputation? Reputation?
Without judging whether any part of what the blogger said is right or wrong, and whether I agree with how he chose to express his concerns or not, bearing patiently with injury, or long-suffering, is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. From a discernment stand point, I don’t see the Holy Spirit’s involvement in threats of litigation or lawsuits against bloggers. While you are concerned with your own reputation, what harm are you bringing to the reputation of the priesthood with litigation?
My headline is plucked from her last paragraph.
In related new Fr. Timothy Scott Removed as Basilian Spokesperson After Hurling Obscenity Toward Cardinal Burke which must be read to believe.