Monday, July 18, 2005

Building a War Chest

As the Taliban (well, their BabelFish-Latin-speaking cousins) prepare to swoop down and defame my character -- in defense of Deal Hudson, mind you -- I am compelled to go Republican for a minute and request some aid as the Global War on (Ecclesiastical) Terror rages on.

You'll see a donation button on the right sidebar. Please consider throwing a couple coins in the guitar case if you can. It'll help ensure the resources necessary for this outlet to keep afloat... either that or Wahabbi Catholicism will be that much closer to attaining its demoralizing consummation as I'll just have to fold and head to the back of the bus....

If that proves to be the case, do you have your mantillas, Fr. Lovasik books and beeswax candles at the ready? That'll be the future we could look forward to. How exciting!

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2 Comments:

Blogger Matthew Lickona said...

Rock,
C'mon now -

"So long as some among us think they'll change minds by ceaselessly defining their opponents as opposed to themselves, it's regrettable to conclude that, thanks to such manipulation, there will be no peace. Nor charity. Nor truth."

Hello?

"Either that or Wahabbi Catholicism will be that much closer to attaining its demoralizing consummation as I'll just have to fold and head to the back of the bus.... if that proves to be the case, do you have your mantillas, Fr. Lovasik books and beeswax candles at the ready? That'll be the future we could look forward to. How exciting!"

Either engage the opposition or ignore them. But when you lob cheap shots from your tradproofed bunker, you damage your own credibility.

(By the way, I'm one of those advocates of popular piety, and I'm not looking at you like you're a terrorist.)

mlickonaATcoxDOTnet

18/7/05 18:37  
Blogger Jeff said...

Yes, I agree with Matthew Lickona. There are a lot of moderates and conservatives who, despite their differences with him, find much to admire in Rocco.

I attend a retrograde Tridentine mass in Washington and I hear a lot of anger and bile (which I oppose.) But for pure unmitigated fury and uncharitableness, a total unwillingness to see anything in what his opponents have to say, a constant nagging tone of seedy insinuation and blustering insult, I have never seen anything like this blog. Diogenes seems a model of balance and kindness by comparison.

If Rocco is mainly about reporting on the ins and outs of ecclesiastical life, with occasional fits of bad temper towards those he doesn't like, he's got a great thing going and I hope he succeeds. But if he's mostly about accusing anyone who has a devotion to the Rosary (I do) or has a fascination with ecclesiastical vestments (I don't) of closet homosexuality and love of Deal Hudson (a loathsome figure: all the Trads and "Cons" I know HATE him) then he will sink and deserve to.

Honestly, Rocco, do you WANT support from those of us who'd like to see a sight more Latin and candles and a bit fewer felt banners? Hard to believe you can really think you're going to get much of it with sneering "appeals" like these...

kantors@patriot.net

18/7/05 23:30  

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