It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a neighbor.
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine? – Fred Rogers
It is been a bad year in Fr. James Martin SJ (aka “Uncle Jim”)’s neighborhood, as almost all of Uncle Jim’s neighborly neighbors have run afoul of scandal.
Things have gone from bad to worse for Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, NJ, who had endorsed Fr. Martin’s 2017 manifesto of the new and improved Lavender mafia, Building a Bridge, as “brave, prophetic and inspiring.”
In 2014 Church Militant website, run by Michael Voris, stated the following:
“Ecclesiastical porn”, such as what is found…in allegedly faithful Catholic publications such as The Remnant and Catholic Family News, discourages those struggling to remain faithful to the Catholic Church as well as those considering conversion to the Catholic Church.
And what is “ecclesiastical porn?” Church Militant’s current website describes it below:
It is our judgment that most Catholics should neither read nor have easy access to articles and essays that could be judged critical of the Pope. Such writings should be published and reserved for those capable of engaging them without risk of damage to their faith in the Church and the Vicar of Christ. We make these recommendations for the same reasons that we discourage people from visiting sedevacantist and pornography web sites: They are potential occasions of sin, from which masters of the spiritual life are unanimous in their recommendation of "flight" rather than "fight." They lead people to think or do things they would not otherwise have thought or done and, almost without exception, those things are harmful to one's spiritual life. At least one priest has described websites containing such articles and encouraging such themes as "ecclesiastical porn" (see "Christ is the Point"). We call it "spiritual pornography."