Boy the Nasties are out in force this week!

Stephen Hand lays into Rod Dreher and Amy Welborn in an ill-advised attack. Particularly egregious is the characterization of Amy as not being too astute, which leaves me with the same taste in my mouth as Robert Sungenis lecturing us on his intellectual superiority to Einstein. Amy is one of the sharpest people I know. Fortunately for Hand, she’s also one of the best-formed Catholics I know and will probably reply with restraint. Rod, as well, will probably not offer a response as nasty as the provocation.

Memo to TCR News: finding fault with Cdl. Ratzinger’s ill-advised remarks is not tantamount to trampling the Blessed Sacrament underfoot. It isn’t even heresy. Lighten up.