On the other, with FOCA still appearing deader than Eddie Haskell’s Good Conduct Medal, I suppose the anti-abortion crowd needs something to do besides twiddle its thumbs.
This piece comes from a person who has made a recent political career of outing and being outed in gotcha! moments that really do few people credit. As a kid, I knew people who delighted in revealing hidden details in others’ lives. Parents, they said, teachers, scout leaders, and all sorts of folks would think better of me by thinking less of others–if they only knew the details. Is this what they mean by the dictatorship of relativism?
On the list of should-know’s, I’d expand the audience to all of us and request source material from terrorists, the titans of banking, or even Archbishop Tim Dolan. Do we really think the pope cares about what American Republicans think he should know about a political adversary? Or perhaps some well-placed tattletale can enlighten us on Governor Palin’s wardrobe.
Exposé journalism is one thing. But on this level it really seems like an old-fashioned gossip column. Is that how Catholic bloggers want to be known?