As another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter.
Taylor Marshall – a Catholic convert and former Episcopal priest who worked for a time at the Catholic Information Center in Washington D.C. – has become chancellor of Fisher More College in Texas and a prolific author and popular blogger in a traditionalist though quite sensible vein. On March 14, only hours after Francis’ election, he posted this on Canterbury Tales:Pope Francis hadn’t been elected for more than two hours and the vitriol began to spew forth in the comment boxes of this blog and others.Many from the traditionalist crowd reacted against Pope Francis with words that were downright offensive. If one of my sons spoke like that about a priest (or any older man, for that matter), my boy would have a sore backside and a long stay in a dark room.Within minutes of His Holiness’ appearance on the loggia, some trads began an online campaign claiming that he was a persecutor of orthodox priests in Argentina. Then they said he forbade the Latin Mass in his diocese. Then they were mocking him for not wearing the scarlet papal mozzetta. They also expressed dismay over how His Holiness prayed in Italian and not in Latin. Next, they expressed their alarm that he took off his stole immediately after the blessing. Then they made much ado over how the tapestry unfurled over the balcony wasn’t that of His Holiness’ predecessor. And these comments aren’t even the worst of it. I don’t even want to list some of the other things they have written online.
- Simon Magus, for whom simony was named
- An unnamed Corinthian who had married a woman who had been his father's wife
- Hymenaeus and Alexander, excommunicated by Paul as recounted in 1 Timoth