He wasn’t equating them with Nazis, he was saying they looked stupid. Which they did.
However, Brazil is Brazil, and these were Brazilian bishops doing idiotic Brazilian things. This is something he should have known.
I think Fr. Z shouldn’t have posted this with the comments that he made, but I also think that describing his post this way is seriously exaggerating it.
Ping for later
The man refusing to give the Nazi salute was August Landmesser:
Not that it really matters. Cat fights in the blogosphere are nothing unusual as petty jealousies unfold. Two bloggers having a p***ing competition hardly amounts to news.
Maybe I'll start a blog and pick a fight with someone.
Bis pueri senes?
This is supposed to be a rehearsal of some sort. I dont know for which event.
I really want to just smile and shrug this off. I suspect this isnt what Pope Francis meant when he said that we clerics have to get out there.
This is too far out there.
DISCLAIMER: Some mouth-breathers out there will claim that I tried to compare WYD to some sort of Nazi rally. That is NOT what I am about to do. If there is a better image of non-conformity within a large, uniformed crowd doing something that is just plain wrong, please send it to me.
It is easy for us, in a crowd, in a mob wherein there is that unpredictable n+x factor involved to lose our heads and do what everyone else does in the pressure of the moment. But, Your Excellencies, after watching this, really?!?
The next time they ask you to do something like this, and they will, please be that guy? ALL of you?
Meanwhile . Sirach 3:12-14.
I will keep the combox CLOSED on this.
Wow, really got him on this post you did. It’s like you kicked a commedian for not being funny enough, except this was a priest who’s not intending anything hurtful. Bully for you satan!
Father Z does a lot of satire. This is a joke, guys.
But you know, this is the second overblown bashing of Father Z I’ve read recently (a UKTelegraph blog called him homophobic for telling the story of a Catholic woman killed by a gay in rage after she told him he was sinful).
He must be upsetting someone...
how do I do a Catholic prayer ping?
What can be more arcane than the internecine of squabbles of bloggers? Any real news out there?