I like Fr Thomas Rosica. From what I’ve read he has a balanced and appropriate presentation of the Catholic faith. He’s also been mired in a years-long feud with some aspects of the Catholic online community. Pro-life cred or lack thereof, the threat of legal action, creepy stalking, and other back-and-forth. I commented on it here and here and here and probably some other places, too.
His comments in Brooklyn last week got some press here. Cue the expected cheers and jeers from respective corners.
I don’t think it’s prudent to poke this hornet’s nest too often. I think Fr Rosica is largely in the good on this one. Threatening to sue bloggers was a definite overreach. But we know that one of the prime sins against the political pro-life movement is to lack the requisite bloodlust. Once suspect, always suspect.
All that said, this is one feud I wish would just go away.