I’ve read – and in principle agree with – the points made in the various posts of Lawrence, Fr Ray, and Mac (Mulier Fortis), about the possibility of a suitable response to the letter in The Guardian signed by so many people who are at least vaguely well-known.
The only question which crosses my mind is whether it is worth rising to their bait. After all, their remarks are largely without substance : so one has to wonder why they are making them . . . and the more I think about it, the more I wonder whether the real reason why they make such idiotic remarks is because they are afraid of the Holy Father and the Catholic Church, and therefore feel that they need to be seen to be contesting him.
After all, if they thought there was little in the Church’s and the Holy Father’s position, and that no-one took any notice of them, then surely they’d not waste their time trying to promote an anti-Catholic position ?
In an odd way, I think this sort of conspicuous nonsense is actually rewarding, inasmuch as it makes it clear that these people feel that the Church and the Pope need active opposition . . .
Perhaps things aren’t as bad as we may have feared !