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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Fr. Rosica withdraws threat of legal action against blogger.

In a somewhat confused letter, Fr. Rosica withdrew his legal action against Catholic Canadian blogger David Domet at Vox Cantoris.

Fr. Rosica's retraction of legal action is accompanied by remarks which contradict the statement made by his legal representatives, leaving readers of his letter with the sense that his effort to involve lawyers was a weak attempt to intimidate a blogger who was merely offering fraternal correction by criticizing a priest's public misrepresentations of the Catholic Faith.

For those not following the unfortunate action launched by Fr. Rosica against a faithful Catholic blogger, David Domet was threatened by Fr. Rosica with legal action unless he removed specific blog posts which challenged Fr. Rosica's representation of the Faith.

Fr. Rosica's parting shots at Mr. Domet could indicate that Fr. Rosica has yet to find the will to confront his own words and actions which led to criticism of his behaviour in the first place.

Go to Vox Cantoris for more details.

Perhaps Cardinal Burke's comments may have influenced the course of events?
I presume that the Catholic blogger is in good faith, and if there's someone in the hierarchy who is upset with him, the way to deal with it would be first to approach the person directly and try to resolve the matter in that way. Our Lord in the Gospel and St. Paul in his First Letter to the Corinthians instruct us not to take our disputes to the civil forum, that we should be able, as Catholics, to resolve these matters among ourselves. (cf. Mt. 18:15; 1 Cor. 6:1-6)—Rorate Caeli Interview with Cardinal Burke.
The Basilians have been getting a lot of negative press these days due to the uncharitable behaviour of certain members. Fr. Timothy Scott CSB, as you might recall, recently demonstrated his fluency with internet gutter-speak acronyms on Twitter [Click HERE]. Perhaps someone should call for a review of the Congregation of Saint Basil, or at the very least someone should call for a collective examination of conscience by said congregation.

Keep praying for Fr. Rosica and David Domet!

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