Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Shame on you, Loftus, shame on you.

Mgr Basil Loftus, a retired priest who is a noted enthusiast for the changes brought about, if not by, then in the name of, the Second Vatican Council, has forced another retired priest to stop blogging - threatening him with legal action through the civil and ecclesiastical courts for implying he was a heretic. As has been pointed out elsewhere, the likelihood of a successful civil action was infinitessimally small (the courts do not like involving themselves in such matters).

To be honest, I think Fr Mildew should have told the old bully to get stuffed, in the nicest, most Christian way possible, of course. Far worse things have been written about him, but I doubt he will pursue those bloggers. He'd rather frighten old men of limited means into silence.

You might want to write to the editors of the periodicals Mgr Loftus writes in to express your disgust at Fr Mildew's treatment. Please note the calling of a boycott is unquestionably legal.

Strength in numbers and all that. I would urge fellow Catholic bloggers to blog about this (in non-litigious terms) with the above headline - pass it on:


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Intersting post!

7:15 AM  
Blogger Left-Footer said...

Great, and to the point!! Am tweeting now.

7:23 AM  
Blogger dillydaydream said...

If the Catholic Times ignores letters, is it legal to contact their major advertisers and make your views known?

6:51 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Yes. As I say the calling of a boycott is unquestionably legal. Such activity with advertisers happens all the time.

Loftus' bullying is disgusting.

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is disgraceful behaviour from a Priest. But as I usually read hie weekly ravings in the "Catholic Comic" aka SCO, each week , I cant say I m surprised.
I belive he causes havoc in the far north of the country.

8:23 PM  

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