and now the "disenfranchised" catholic left has taken Misses Marcotte and McEwan to its patchouli saturated bosom and given them the status of martyrs. Not just any martyrs mind you, they have now been held up as victims of the catholic right along with....wait for it.....wait for it......just a bit longer.....can you guess....it's not Thomas Reese, it's not Roger Haight, it's not Jesus, it's Auxiliary Bishop (retired by the Grace of God) Thomas Gumbleton!
That's right, in a recent column, Michigan Daily editorialist Emmarie Huetteman rails against the forced resignation of the bloggers for (insert progressive cause here) and compares their plight to the "forced" resignation of the "peace" preaching, heterodox, friend of all that is (luke)warm and fuzzy, Auxiliary Bishop Gumbleton.
She opens her diatribe with:
"In a church that empowers an offensive, gay-bashing, anti-Semitic leader while silencing an international voice for peace, there is no place for disappointed Catholics like me."
Ummm, what Church is that? I don't recall anyone of that nature being empowered by our Gloriously Reigning Pope, Benedict XVI. Could you please tell me who it is? In fact, you'd better let the NcR know first, they're going to be pissed that you scooped them on this one. A thorough reading of your editorial Ms. Huetteman shows that you are a disappointed (c)atholic, that's the small "c" you on the left prefer, after all is (C)atholic indicative of all that misogynistic power in Rome? Why are you disappointed Ms. Hutteman? Oh, I see you accuse Bill Donohue of being anti-semitic (a charge which should see you sued for slander BTW), homophobic, (again, discussing Church doctrine and espousing hatred of homosexuals are two very different things), and of course of not being sensitive enough to your belief in a Church so devoid of any stance that it becomes Unitarian. No Ms. Huetteman the problem is not with the Church, it is with you. It is with you and so many like you who wrap yourselves in intolerance and call it progressivism. it is with you and so many like you who believe that 2,000 years of tradition are not worthy of respect but instead should be vilified like an albino Opus Dei Monk. it is you and so many like you who feel that limits are a bad thing and that the only voices worth listening to are the ones who say things you agree with everyone else should either follow in your wake like sheep or, if they disagree with you, be labeled as bigots and intolerant. (That's called projection BTW.) Enough with the "they hate gays, they hate Jews, they hate you" garbage, Al Gore called, he wants his speech back.
Ms. Huetteman doesn't want a Church, she wants Catholic Charities with a Pope as a puppet head and "collegial" Bishops doing whatever they want. After all, that model has worked out so well for our Protestant brethren hasn't it? She wants a Curia and College full of Bishop Gumbletons who make her feel morally superior rather than holding her morally accountable. A quote from Archbishop Sheen comes to mind when it comes to dealing with the ranting from the progressive catholic left. They have been accused of having either psychoses or neuroses. I believe it is the latter as Bishop Sheen puts it:
"A psychotic believes that 2+2=5. A neurotic believes that 2+2=4 and they're mad about it."
How many times have leftist catholics been asked, "why don't you leave?" Their response is always the same, "because we love the church." Nothing could be farther from the truth. It's like the man who beats his wife and then is asked, "why do you do it?" his response, "because I love her." When it comes to admitting to the fact that they aren't Catholic This is where Ms. Huetteman and those of her mindset really show their cowardice. Martin Luther eventually saw that in order to do what he saw fit, he would have to leave the Church. The Reeses, Gumbletons, Huettemans, and Haights of the world don't have that kind of courage. They would much rather hide under the skirts of Mother Church rather than taking a stand for what they truly believe.