Well, I've finally made it.
I have become the latest Catholic, after Fr. Brian Harrison, to warrant personal attention from the odious, spooky, shadowy bunch of reputation-destroying fanatics over at the Get Sungenis blog.
I happen to have the advantage of knowing who the self-appointed KGB officer overseeing my file is- that would be Mr. David Palm.
Go ahead and read his hit-piece, if you like.
I stopped at the beginning, where Palm situated his attack upon me by having recourse to the observation that I-scandalously!- hold to the ancient and apostolic Catholic Faith in this exact respect: I am a geocentrist.
That happens to put me in the same boat with just about every Catholic who ever lived, right up until l'affaire Galileo, where it was proven that the Church had it wrong, and Galileo had it right.
Every argument Galileo advanced has since been falsified as a matter of science.
Which David Palm knows, or should know.
But it doesn't matter to David Palm that every single argument Galileo advanced against the Church's ancient and apostolic belief, and authoritative magisterial teaching, has been scientifically falsified, and that no Catholic has ever been required under any teaching of the Church in all of Her history to reject geocentrism.
It is enough that Mr. Palm expects that his one or two readers (if that many- I am actually doing him too much of a favor even linking to his site) will find themselves shocked- shocked, I tell you!- that this evil Catholic Rick DeLano believes what the Scriptures, the apostles, the Fathers, the Doctors, and the entire Church believed for centuries upon centuries.
The charge is that Rick DeLano is Catholic, and I can only pray with all my heart, soul, and mind, that the Just Judge will find me guilty.
I have thought long and hard about how to respond to this fellow's attack.
I have decided that the best thing to do is to identify it, and the entire Get Sungenis blog, as the evil calumniation it in fact is, and then to bid hasta la vista to it, to him, and to the entire cabal of self-appointed ecclesiastical KGB operatives at the Get Sungenis blog.
Do you wish to take a shower?
Just go to the Get Sungenis blog, and the desire will rapidly escalate to necessity.
You can bookmark it for that precise purpose.
David Palm specializes in attacks upon Catholics in good standing, for the crime of believing what the Church teaches.
I have discharged my duty in conscience to recount the facts concerning the "Harrisburg Affair", an ugly example of how a good Catholic's name, reputation, and relationship with his Bishop were destroyed by the implacable and pitiless campaign of a very few neo-Catholic "apologists", who end up being apologists for the enemies of our Holy Faith, and enemies of its bravest defenders.
If any reader of this blog, now or in the future, finds any aspect of this ignoble Pharisee's hit job to be of sufficient credibility to raise questions, please feel free to come on over here and post them.
I hereby declare myself guilty of the charge of obstinate and unshakeable Catholicism.
I humbly pray God will agree.
As for David Palm, I shake the dust off my shoes, and I am rid of him.