Comment: Priest caught in vicious smear campaign
Fr. James Martin, an American Jesuit, author and media personality, has appeared in this column before for his humour and humility, including his intimate 465-page portrait Jesus: A Pilgrimage.
One can tell through his books and social media presence that Martin thinks deeply and spreads widely the teachings of Jesus, particularly with young adults.
Unfortunately, for the last several weeks Martin has been the victim of a vicious online bullying campaign by so-called “alt-right” Catholic groups. These “cyber-militia” Catholics don’t see the irony in their campaign of hatred in what they claim is in the name of Jesus and the Gospel. Martin