MAUREEN DOWD IS IRRESISTIBLE
“As though Bill Donohue didn’t have enough to be cranky about.” That’s how Maureen starts her article. She had some good fun, at my expense, as she ripped into my criticism of Nicki Minaj’s obscene and bigoted skit at the Grammys.
Maureen wasn’t offended. Liberal Catholics never are. Oh, yes, they can get mighty angry when someone says Catholics can’t think for themselves. That kind of anti-Catholic bigotry bothers them immensely. But when their religion is trashed by celebrities, they reflexively take the opportunity to show how open-minded they are. Indeed, their tolerance for intolerance is infinite, provided, of course, that the object of intolerance is their own religion. But watch out if a bigot rips into Jews or Muslims—they will have none of it. Homosexuals, obviously, are also off-limits.
Trying to get inside the head of a liberal Catholic is not easy, but it sure is fun. That’s why Maureen is so irresistible.