Recently, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd began her column by saying, “As though Bill Donohue didn’t have enough to be cranky about.” In good fun, she ripped into Donohue’s criticism of Nicki Minaj’s obscene and bigoted skit at the Grammys.
Maureen wasn’t offended. Liberal Catholics never are. 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 that the object of intolerance is Catholicism.
Trying to get inside the head of a liberal Catholic is not easy, but it sure is fun.