Wednesday, 6 March 2019

A Message from Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB

Well now, it seems that the whole blog at Salt + Light Television has been wiped off the web page. Can this be anything else but an admission that it is likely full of plagiarism?

One of the items eliminated was Thomas J. Rosica's "Message" wherein he stated that he had no intention of suing this writer.

Thanks to Internet archives, I post it here below, for permanent record. A blatant misrepresentation of the facts.  He had every damn intention of suing me. 

And the proof is in his Fogler, Rubinoff LLB pro-bono lawyer, Nina Perfetto's letter
"We reserve the right to commence litigation against you regardless of any apology or retraction but assure you that in the absence of an apology or retraction, the damages claimed will be significantly higher."
The letter clearly said that even if I had complied, they reserved the right to sue, regardless. 

There are words for men such as this.

In other news:

‘No formal diploma’: Jerusalem college denies Rosica’s claim they gave him ‘advanced degree’

Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigns as Archbishop - BBC News

A Message from Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB

From today’s first reading at Mass
Jeremiah 18:18-20
 The people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem said,“Come, let us contrive a plot against Jeremiah.It will not mean the loss of instruction from the priests,nor of counsel from the wise, nor of messages from the prophets.And so, let us destroy him by his own tongue;let us carefully note his every word.”
Heed me, O LORD,
and listen to what my adversaries say.
Must good be repaid with evil
that they should dig a pit to take my life?
Remember that I stood before you
to speak in their behalf,
to turn away your wrath from them.
As the CEO of the Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation and Television Network, I am not a high-ranking Vatican official nor a member of the hierarchy of the Church as erroneously claimed in several recent blogs.  In addition to my work at Salt and Light, I have had the privilege of serving since 2013 in a volunteer capacity as English language assistant to the Holy See Press Office.  I relate on a daily basis to hundreds of English language journalists around the world.  I know that this daily service has been encouraged and appreciated by the Vatican and by hundreds of journalists all over the world.
I fully support the teaching of the Church and welcome Pope Francis’ invitation to the whole Church to reflect seriously on the foundations of our faith. The recent Extraordinary Synod of Bishops has invited us to mature, honest dialogue and conversation and to find new ways and a new language to communicate the ancient story of the Church and our beautiful, unchanging doctrine to future generations.
Mature expressions of differences are welcome.  It is one thing to have differing opinions on church matters. However, there is fine line between difference of opinion and blatant destruction of person’s lives and reputations. Having been strongly advised to respond, as an individual and in no institutional capacity to the Vatican or to my place of work, to the continuous false, slanderous statements of a blogger over a long period of time that resulted in gross distortion, misinformation, many phone calls, letters and clear threats from callers based on the repeated false information contained in the blog, it was never my intention to sue, but rather to issue a letter to “cease and desist” the frivolous calumny. A legal firm, offering its service pro bono to us, issued a letter to cease and desist. No lawsuit was ever launched against the blogger! The matter is now closed.
Popes Benedict XVI and Francis have taught clearly that the Internet and blogs can be of tremendous service to the up-building of the Church and of humanity. They have never taught that blogs and social media should be used, in the name of fidelity, to engender slander, hatred, reviling and destroying.
In a world torn apart by hatred, terror and violence, often through the gross distortion of religion, we must be much more attentive to our use of social media and how it is used to unite rather than destroy humanity. Many in the Catholic blogosphere have contributed enormously to the spread of the faith, the defense of all that is good and beautiful about our faith and our Church, and the opening of dialogue among strangers. They are to be congratulated and encouraged. Others have chosen to turn the blogosphere into a black hole of vitriol, anger and profound sadness. As Catholics, the great privilege and freedom of expression and access to social media also have certain obligations of decency, integrity, honesty and charity that reveal who we really are as a faith community.
Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB
CEO, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation


Aqua said...

My admiration, respect and thanks for going nose to (prodigious) nose with with this bully.

Barona said...

Are they concerned with litigation? Something is up. The stupidity of the Board at S and L boggles the mind. However, their behaviour is logical. Why should they care abut theft and fraud if they cared not about heresy? Why would they care care now, if they cared not that Rosica, in a most outrageous CLERICAL manner, obtained free legal from a very expensive law firm in his grossly sinful attempt to silence and bankrupt you and your wife. Perhaps Rosica will have the decency to send you a cheque to cover your costs? Perhaps he will have the decency to publicly apologize to you and your wife? We await to see some contrition by this tragic caricature of a Catholic priest.

MattM said...

RE: " was never my intention to sue,..."

Sadly, it seems highly likely that this man truly has no grasp of the truth and fundamental facts of actual reality.
The struggle to find salvation from that condition is extraordinary.

Dan said...

Let's see - lying - check. Plagiarism - check.

Well no wonder Francis selected Rosica for a Vatican position.

Dorota Mosiewicz-Patalas said...

To know truth and to reject it for some temporary gains, where one's job description is "one who follows and leads people to salvation in Jesus Christ", must cause incredible damage to one's soul.

Priest Rosica, if you are reading this, know that choices you have been making matter to those who have been affected, and to your salvation, and that I wish you well. I hope you turn away from evil.

Anonymous said...

Rosica lied about having an advanced Degree also.

Ademar said...


I'm convinced that the 100 years granted to Satan (in the vision seen by Pope Leo XIII) by God to try to destroy His Church are now over, and the many evil people in the clerical and secular world are nowadays not only being exposed for who they are, but are seeing their sinful worlds crumble!! God is allowing this in His mercy so that they can be shaken into repentance and thus salvation of their souls!

Look for many more to fall! But we ourselved must remain steadfast and resolute in prayer and sacrifice for their conversion and the destruction of their evil works!!!

The Baby Jesus bless and protect us!

Anonymous said...

In the second paragraph of his message, Fr. Thomas Rosica says"

"I fully support the teaching of the Church....."

That is such a joke! Fr. Rosica doesn't care at all about the teaching of the Church. He most certainly doesn't believe (according to his own statements) that homosexuality is intrinsically disordered. The Church teaches that homosexuality is intrinsically disordered.

Then he actually mentions...."beautiful unchanging doctrine." That's just defies logic. Since when does he care about doctrine?

And yet those of us who actually DO care about doctrine are the ones who are supposedly engaging in calumny (according to Rosica) when we point out that Fr. Rosica supports the homo heresy.


Dan said...

M.Ray, you mean this guy that celebrated the fact that Francis didn't have a "disordered attachment" to the teachings of the Faith, or tradition, or scripture?

Ha! Rosica definitely belongs at the Vatican with Francis. He's exactly what Francis wants@

Anonymous said...

@ Paul Morphy

As a long time reader of your site, Vox, I have long admired your fortitude in the face of persistent attempts by the LIAR/PLAGIARIST Rosica to try to silence you.

It was maybe 4 or 5 years ago, when it appeared that the LIAR/PLAGIARIST Rosica was going to prevail. In the midst of that injustice, you held your ground and point blank refused to backdown. I admired your resolve then and the passage of time has proven you right.

If you could indulge me here. In the midst of the Lance Armstrong affair, there was literally only one commentator who consistently questioned the narrative constructed around the LIAR/Cheat Armstrong. That man was journalist David Walsh.

It takes a special resolve to hold fast - when all the forces ranged against you are claiming the complete, mendacious, opposite.

You were right then, and time has proven you right since, Vox.

The rest of us owe a debt of gratitude to you for your fortitude and resolve.

Rosica will be reading this. I sincerely hope for your personal safety sake Rosica that our paths never cross in this life.
I'd break your neck if our paths did ever cross - and that is a promise.

Johnno said...

The Knights of Columbus appear to be buckling and are now re-evaluating their love for Rosica.

Tom A. said...

but if the salt have lost his
savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good
for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Mt 5:13

Petrus de Jong said...

For me things fall into place more and more, the actual truth has reached the surface. The priest whose performance is being evaluated, is in fact a very insecure person and this is in itself no problem: we are all insecure and handicapped in many ways. His inner disposition becomes, however, problematic when he chooses the path of lust for power and affirmation by the public. Life itself deals with this, we do not have to organize. People feel repulsion. Do not wait for an apology, for he does not care. Many priests and bishops are not better then the average manager in a company. This is the pain one has to suffer. One would expect more selflessness. Do not worry, he has already lost. Fr. Peter de Jong

Anonymous said...

What a bloody liar this donkey is.. Repent Rosica, Repent and after you do that go get a job!

Anonymous said...

I was threatened with a suit from a Legion of Christ affiliated school for discussing online with several others involved exactly what happened to my child and theirs. We waited for the suit hoping to tell a judge the entire story. Nothing came of it and we certainly did not apologize for telling the truth.

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

Tom Rosica is the Canadian version of Mark Shea, only sneakier.