Catholics, here's the new rule.
You can attack the Pope as much as you want, as frequently as you want. But don't you dare breathe a word in criticism of any Catholic Media Celebrity! (That ought to include me, by the way, EWTN Rock Star that I am.)
Over at Facebook, a friend has posted a mild critique of a certain public action of a Catholic Media Apostolate. He thinks a Catholic Celebrity Cruise is over the top. I'm not as incensed about it, but I see his point.
And yet ... commenters are furious with him! An angry mob with torches and pitchforks has formed. One has accused him of slander and defamation and calumny - for suggesting a Caribbean Cruise is not the best use of the resources of a Catholic Apostolate! Soon someone is his combox is bound to tell him (shudder) that he should repent and go to confession!
All I can say is the First Annual Kevin O'Brien Theater of the Word Gambling Casino Night and Star-Studded Potluck will be unassailable. Un-assailable. It will be at the Hooters in Lemay, MO. Stand by for more details.