Michael Brown of the trashy Spirit Daily, who is always on the lookout for dirt to titillate the unwashed masses, has done a job on the Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis. Two of our finest bloggers have come to its defense and you should read them. Terry of AbbeyRoads2 and Cathy of Alexandria (Egypt, not Minnesota) of Recovering Dissident Catholic, our expert on "dissidentcy" have really shown their abilities.
I knew about a lot of the allegations that Brown raised but consider them to be exaggerations and simplifications and designed to bring out a negative image of our Church and its local leaders. I don't have much to add to what Terry and Cathy said, so I'll just put my comment from Cathy's blog here: