So the other day, Bp. Finn made one of those announcements that made me go, “Wait. This is news? Didn’t this happen years ago?” Namely, he declared that the National Catholic Reporter isn’t Catholic.
Mkay. Perfectly obvious, of course. And the Reporter’s reaction of an upraised middle finger to the bishop was perfectly predictable too.
As was this note from a reader:
Really?? I never would have known the National Catholic Reporter was heterodox if this pedophile-hiding, lip-service-to-truth giving bishop hadn’t said anything.
Recovering (or in many cases, discovering) that the Holy Spirit is the soul of the Church and not any mortal man (including, especially, ourselves) is one of the crucial things that has to happen if we are to learn how to become discerning Catholics.