Diane of the Te Deum Laudamus blog sends this along to me and the other unindicted co-conspirators named below:
This was sent to me, unsolicited, and glancing at it I noticed that each of your names are mentioned. See full context here.
But across the “Pond” in the United States there is a different view of Medjugorje and the gate keepers of Catholic opinion seem to work almost in a conspiratorial manner to quell any interest or trust in Mejdugorje. The who’s who of Catholic opinion makers, journalist and bloggers are eerily similar in their skepticism and condemnation. Two things the opinion makers have in common – 1. They have never been to Medjugorje and 2. They are all men.
Patrick Madrid, Patrick Coffin, Mark Shea, Greg Kandra, Pat &Matthew Archbold, Jim Akin, Kevin Knight at New Advent, and the editors of Catholic Culture and the National Catholic Register.
I speak with some authority on this issue. Perhaps no other reporter of Catholic news in the United States has personally reached out individually via e-mail or phone calls to prominent opinion makers who write about Medjugorje than Ministryvalues.com
This goes out to all my peeps and homies in The Conspiracy!
Who knew that “having similar opinions and occasionally remarking on them” now rates as a Conspiracy?
Want to have a “Phantom Menace Sucked” conspiracy? Who’s with me?
Please note that only boys are allowed to read and comment, because girls are icky and gross and who cares what they think anyway (stupid girls!). Also, pay no attention to Diane’s numerous writings critical of Medjugorje. Ministry Values, which speaks with some authority on the matter, says that all critics of Medj are male. And, by their same mystic arts, MV knows all about the travels of the various people who are critical of Medj.
If you are a male and you wish to join the Conspiracy (or complain about The Phantom Menace), just say something critical about them in the comboxes. Women: Be Silent! This is man’s work!
UPDATE: It just gets better and better. Spirit Daily now has a link to the Ministry Values piece titled “Sexism and Medjugorje”. Delightful! Yes. “Diane” is a sexist. As are all people skeptical of Medjugorje. Everything is explained!
UPPERDATE: Diane now has her take on things. That is, if you care what a *girl* thinks.