Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Pill Tries to Choke Fr. Finigan

The Lefty "Catholic" Rag, The Tablet has apparently asked Fr. Timothy Finigan of Our Lady of the Rosary, Blackfen, and The Hermeneutic of Continuity, to remove from his blog a gloss of an article that appears in the current edition of that paper, on the grounds that that Fr. FInigan's gloss infringes on their copyright.

The article, by Elena Curti, is titled, "That Was Not My Mass". Fr. Finigan has published a new reply, that is unambiguously compliant with the Tablets rights.

I had stayed out of this one, since the blogosphere had already amply covered the story, and I had nothing new to add.

I cannot add substantively to the story at this point, but I can and do express my hearty support for Fr. Finigan, for his blog and for his laudable Blackfen ministry.

You can join the Facebook group, "Support Fr. Finigan" by following the link, ante (FB registration req'd).

You might also visit his blog (link super) and leave a note of encouragement.

You could also e-mail Deputy Editor Elena Curti at The Tablet and tell her what you think of her piece.

UPDATE: There is a petition for an apology from The Tablet:

Go here to sign it.


Clayton said...

Is the Tablet trying to contracept the fruitfulness of the liturgy? Good luck with that.

Lazy Disciple said...

Dear Clayton,

Think about signing the petition. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find an integral copy of the Tablet's article on-line.