Saturday, September 3, 2016
Last year I reported that Father John Zuhlsdorf banned me from his blog. I wasn't banned from just being able to comment. He actually banned me from even viewing his blog. When I would try to call up his blog on my home IP address, all I got was the following:
The reason he banned me was because I dared to disagree with a post he wrote in which he said the Ordinary Form and Extraordinary Form of the Mass were not two separate forms, as the Church declares them to be, but are actually two separate rites. When I tried to correct him and pointed out that Pope Benedict had plainly written in his letter to the bishops that "[i]t is not appropriate to speak of these two versions of the Roman Missal as if they were 'two Rites'. Rather, it is a matter of a twofold use of one and the same rite", Father Z had a "spittle flecked nutty", called me nasty and banned me. And he not only banned my home IP address, he also banned my work IP address.
A couple of months ago, for some unknown reason, he lifted the ban on my home so that I can now view his blog (I'm not about to try to comment), but my work IP address is still banned.
I occasionally check in on his blog, but for the most part I cannot stomach his ultra right views either theologically or politically. Just as he attacked me for daring to disagree with him, he attacks anyone with whom he does not agree. I find his style very combative and in your face.