So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Soft & Trite Television. The bully pulpit of Fr. Rosica.

Fr. Thomas Rosica, biblical scholar and someone who despite some daffy declarations remains a highly intelligent fellow who speaks umpteen languages, seems to dislike Catholics who are... faithful.

Having met Fr. Rosica, dined with him among others at a public gathering, chatted with and listened to him in conversation at a public lecture, I have observed that he can be brusque, dismissive and condescending when confronted with comments that successfully contradict his own. The manner in which he tends to respond in such circumstances places him comfortably among those liberal-religionists who display a similar rudeness when challenged to defend their heterodoxy, or at least their cavorting with theological kookiness, and cannot give any kind of reasoned response.

Fr. Rosica, for those who are not yet aware, is the founder of Salt+Light Television. Salt+Light purports to be Canada's Catholic "channel of hope".

Channel of Dope?

Unfortunately, the good work that the network does is sullied more and more each day by Fr. Tom's increasing excursions into daft-wing Catholicism (i.e., that which is not any kind of Catholicism).


A recent Tweet by Fr. Tom represents an astonishing lack of precision:
  • "Cardinal Wuerl's response to Cardinal Burke (and dissenters)."
Fr. Rosica's placement of Cardinal Burke among "dissenters" is not merely cheap and irresponsible, it is a diabolical attempt to further polarize Catholics and confuse Catholics. Fr. Rosica would do well to defend the Magisterium of the Holy Catholic Church with the same zeal as Cardinals Burke, Pell, Müller, Erdo, Brandmüller, Velasio De Paolis and others who challenged the vile attempts of Kasper, Forte and the 'smoke of Satan crew' to manipulate the 2014 Synod on the Family.

Flock Off

Fr. Tom's tweet permits Satan an opportunity to further divide Catholics who have been weakened in their commitment to the Faith by liberal-religionists masquerading as faithful Catholics. Catholics wanting the Catholic position on social issues would do well to take Fr. Rosica's television network with a grain of salt and seek out, at the very least, alternative Catholic media sources for balance.


Whether he intends it or not, Fr. Tom's remarks tend to confirm a turn to the 'what kind of incense has he been smokin'?' hinterland of I-know-you-are-but-what-am-I polemics. Sadly, now, Fr. Tom has a history of trash-talking anyone who doesn't agree with his highly politicized view of the Church. Apparently, if he is unable to defend his position in a reasonable manner, he then attempts to silence his critics. Fr. Tom has blocked from his Twitter feed a number of well known Canadian bloggers who have taken issue with his wounding comments past and present.

Speaking of daft-wing Catholicism, Fr. Tom's lovefest with the arch-heretic Gregory Baum is well known. Birds of a feather?
UPDATE! Rosica threatens to sue blogger!

Fr. Thomas Rosica, true to a comment made above, is attempting to silence one of his critics. Let us pray for both blogger and priest that all may be resolved soon and in a manner that preserves the truth in the sight of Almighty God.

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  1. Soft and Trite. That is the perfect description of Fr. Rosica's baby, "Salt and Light." A media group that aims to merely "reflect" the status quo of the contemporary Church is destined to be soft and trite.

    1. Thank you, Aloysius, for your comment.

      Before posting a fraternal correction blog, I always pause and pray for guidance. After taking into consideration Fr. Rosica's clumsy and uncharitable comments and his use of his media group to promote heterodoxy, I was compelled to add my voice to the chorus of bloggers and other concerned Catholics who reject Fr. Rosica's attempts to marginalize faithful Catholics.

      Peace be with you.


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