A recorded statement, below …http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TfhGjfHWBM
UPDATE: Elizabeth Scalia has her first reaction to the tape — and it’s similar to my own. I kept waiting for something, anything, that would point back to God, to Christ, to Mary (the patroness of his order) and heard…nothing. I imagine he can’t see past his own anger and bitterness right now, and that’s understandable.This is a sad moment for him, for his flock, and for the Church, which has lost a dynamic and singular voice. We have to pray that those who admire him so much don’t leave the Church over this — though, judging from some of his comments, he might be not-so-quietly encouraging them to do exactly that. Is the Black Sheepdog asking the Black Sheep to follow him? I get that impression.