I see that Archbishop Niederauer takes aim at the Catholic blogosphere for outing his judgment call on giving Communion to SPI.
The blogosphere is a kind of dangerous, endless recess in a global schoolyard, where the bullies with the biggest bullhorns can shout whatever they want.
I think he has the measure of the Closed Cafeteria, the pseudo news agency CWN, and especially the Catholic commentariat. However, he’s just poked a stick into a hornet’s nest. The predictable reaction is that the bullhorns are going full force this morning, taunting and name-calling the 98-pound internet weakling.
For some reason, I couldn’t get the rest of this post to finish loading Friday. I had meant to say this will be my last post on the Niederauer flap. At some point, when two or more sides are talking past each other, and at least one is more intent on raising the volume rather than contributing anything substantial to virtue or grace or anything, the dignified thing to do is just tune out.
To tell you the truth, I don’t know if the best solution for the archbishop is to start his own blog or to tune out the rabble. I suspect there is no high road out of this mess. His detractors have clearly bought into the notion that the ends justify any means, even if it includes being impolite, uncharitable, or even being a scandalous conduit for pent-up emotions.