Who is he to judge?

Pope Francis told his Catholic Church faithful in a Monday Mass that they ought to control their tongues and stop gossiping — it’s very nearly akin to murder.

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Editor’s note: But is it still OK to publicly “dis” traditional Catholics and label them heretics?

Latest gossip on the Father Corapi affair

A  blog for Dallas Area Catholics reports: I got the following update last night from a Montana resident who claims to be in the know.  They say Fr. Corapi lives in a gated community in Whitefish, Montana, on Whitefish Lake.  He is seen about riding his Harley.  He never wears clerics or any religious garb.  He is not known to be active in any parish.

Editor’s note: The balance of the post, as well as the various reader responses, shed little or no more light on the subject, which is still an emotional one for many, almost two years after the original incidents.

Summary of all Fr. Corapi articles posted here, to date

Traditional Catholic Priests vs. Liberal Catholics, in Platteville, Wisconsin Parish

The financial crisis coincides with Madison Bishop Robert Morlino’s decision in June to bring in three priests from the Society of Jesus Christ the Priest to lead the parish. The group is based in Spain and known for traditionalist liturgy and devotion to orthodox Catholic teaching.

Changes the priests have made, including barring girls from being altar servers, led to a petition last month signed by 469 of the church’s approximately 1,200 members asking Morlino to immediately remove the priests. In a response letter to the parish last week, Morlino said the priests have his full support and will stay. He chastised parishioners for conduct he called “gravely sinful.”

“It grieves me to acknowledge that the reputation of three happy, holy and hardworking priests has been seriously tarnished by rumor, gossip and calumny — lying with the intent to damage another’s good name — by some within the parish community,” Morlino wrote in the letter, a copy of which the diocese provided the State Journal.

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