I shouldn’t have been afraid. Checking the source of some of our visitors here, I found this intriguing title, “What the Pope Should Know about Nancy Pelosi.” On one hand, who cares?

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?

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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3 Responses to Tattletale

  1. nan says:

    I take it you are not 1 of the “anti-abortion” crowd?

  2. Todd says:

    Pro-life, definitely.

  3. FranIam says:

    What would it say if the Pope rescinded the SSPX excommunication and then did not speak to Nancy Pelosi?

    Hope? Healing? Reconciliation? Peace?

    It has to happen when people talk. I am reminded at this moment of Luke 19 and Jesus shouting up to Zaccheus that they must dine together. And many other Gospel moments.

    The left versus the right… Ack! These things exhaust me. (not your post or you blog which I read daily, which i like and respect – the situation in general!)

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