I see that dear old Dave is quoting me out of context:
I never said that Brown was a liberal, modernist, heterodox scholar by Catholic standards. Only by Protestant standards. So don't enlist me in support of your argument, Dave!
Moreover, it’s perfectly absurd to say that a man who was appointed to the Pontifical Biblical Commission by, I believe, two successive popes, was a Catholic “dissident.”
Armstrong is simply exposing the rift between mainstream Catholics like Brown and reactionary hacks like…well…like Armstrong.
As I’ve said before, Armstrong, like so many evangelical converts to Catholicism, is to the right of his adopted denomination. The irony is acute–which is why he’s so touchy on the subject.
After quoting me out of context, he compounds the error by quoting James White out of context. One thing you can say about Dave: when he’s wrong, he’s consistently wrong!