Tancred said... I'm more worried about Catholic haters like the moral dwarves who populate this blog.
Kevin O'Brien said... Tancred, above, who refers to me and my readers as "moral dwarves" is the author of The Eponymous Flower blog, and is furious with Dawn Eden for being a Jewish convert to the Faith who points out that one should not take reports by Holocaust Deniers without extreme skepticism, if at all. He also characterizes Simcha Fischer as "hysterical", when she condemns antisemitism with a firm and unwavering voice.
Here's how Tancred argues (bear with me; my comments in red) ...
"Furthermore, a hysterical Simcha Fisher utters a demand that there ought to be some kind of public outcry against the evils of anti-Semitism. We’ve noted in the past here on this blog that it’s difficult, if impossible, in great part because official mouthpieces don’t help much, that violations of Catholic doctrine, liturgical rubrics, veritable insults against Christ Himself, go unpunished and unanswered by those in positions of authority time and time again, while faithful priests are punished in turn, sometimes at the urging of people like NCR and Patheos bloggers. ..."
Who is he talking about here? Our criticism of Fr. Corapi? What "faithful priests" are we bringing down?
"... We expect that even if there is an official concern about unfounded charges of anti-Semitism by Neoconservative journalists ..."
What the ??? If the bloggers he's referring to are anything, it ain't Neoconservative. And "unfounded" charges of antisemitism? Mr. Tancred, read my posts on this, read what my rad trad friends are saying about the Jews on Facebook, read your own stuff and tell me this is "unfounded".
" ... we’re not sure how they would enforce a principle which isn’t part of the deposit of faith or if a canonical proceeding could handle such a thing."
I may be a "moral dwarf", but I'm taller than this guy. Tancred is actually saying NOTHING IN CATHOLIC DOCTRINE PREVENTS JEW HATERS FROM HATING JEWS (when in fact everything in Catholic doctrine does) AND EVEN IF IT DID THERE'S NOTHING IN CANON LAW ABOUT IT! Unbelievable.
"In any event, many real violations of doctrine take place virtually every day and go unpunished, so we can’t imagine how this charge of anti-semitism could be enforced even if it were the problem the often emotive Simcha Fisher insists it is."
Tancred, I don't give a fig if a bishop condemns people like you and other antisemitics and apologists for Jew Haters. This is not a question for the Church hierarchy. It's a question for the normal and sane laity. It's time we got off our asses and showed you and your ilk the door. Bishops and priests? No, moms and dads and neighbors. Those are the people who should condemn you and those like you who are making room for and excusing this vile poison.
In other words the gist of Tancred's argument is as follows - "It is wrong to get emotional about Jew haters when there are so many liturgical abuses going on and anyway Holocaust Denial is not a position contrary to Catholic dogma so why bring it up?"
Tancred then goes on in boldface to encourage his readers ("moral giants", I presume, as opposed to my readers) to complain to EWTN for publishing the National Catholic Register.
So, remember, friends, the problem is not antisemites in Traditionalism. The problem is the bloggers who point it out.
ADDENDUM - April 20, 2013 - This will make more sense after you read the comments below. Mr. Koob is hereby publicly invited to correct any misrepresentations of his views that I have presented. I will allow him to post anything in this combox, without any editing or censorship from me. In addition, as I point out below, he has his own blog, which gives him plenty of space to make his views clear. The Eponymous Flower ... http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/ .
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