I haven't commented on The Tablet article because I think it is terrible that such a thing could be published in a Catholic newspaper or any newspaper.
As it has been published, well what would be a good next step?
Everyone goes out of their way to support their Priests?
We all support all the good things in our Parishes?
Continue to not buy The Tablet.
I would always shy away from a big row, but in the words of Fr Ray, 'Enough is enough.'
Maybe The Tablet trustees haven't yet noticed that the small number of practising Catholics in their 30s are just not interested in their 'vision' of the Church. We read blogs and watch the Holy Father on his YouTube Channel. We don't need the print media and can get instant access to Vatican documents. We can read them straight away without having to have them interpreted for us, or boiled down into the bits the media can interpret in a contrversial way. We know the BBC is rubbish on religious news.
Because, if you are going to be so countercultural as to actually go to Mass every Sunday, why would you want to do it in a way critical of the Church? Hey, you can just be like everyone else and stay in bed. Then you won't have people calling you rigid as I have been called or have to enter into boring conversations along the lines of, 'But surely it doesn't matter if you just miss one week?'
And now back to digging....
Sunday 22nd Feb; Be kind to your PP Sunday.