I must say that it’s pretty shocking to see all the harsh words directed at representatives of Mother Church by Tim Enloe and Kevin Johnson in the last several days. Whatever happened to the spirit of Catholicity?
The tender ears of Eric Svendsen, James White, Frank Turk, the Pedantic Protestant, and myself are just not used to hearing such mean-spirited exchanges.
I would earnestly counsel Tim and Kevin to follow our kinder and gentler example by cultivating a more respectful and charitable tone when addressing their Catholic brethren. Constructive dialogue is impossible when parties to the dialogue are so bitter and rancorous in word and register. “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers to dwell in unity” (Ps 133:1).