On August 15, Jessica Blas wrote to me after her name appeared on this blog in comments linking her to Diana. She wrote to ask me to remove the comments stating that she was a "private person" and wished to keep it that way. I immediately granted her request and posted a note that I would not accept any more comments about her.
On Sunday, August 17, after my op-ed appeared in the Pacific Daily News, I began receiving messages about a mocking and derogatory comment Ms. Blas had made about me and Chuck White on the PDN's website. I was busy all day yesterday and most of today and did not have a chance to look until now.
As you might guess, I am quite used to hostile comments directed at me, and directed at me simply because I have the courage to actually attach my name to my comments. However, given the cordial exchange I had had with Ms. Blas on August 15, an exchange in which I even asked for her assistance in seeking a way to bring about peace, I was quite taken aback by Ms. Blas' comment about my PDN op-ed.
Here is my email to her on August 15:
I will make a post and will delete the comments. But since you are one of the non-hostile people, or at least I consider you to be, perhaps you can find a way to make peace. We have had no one from your side willing to talk personally even though I've offered.
Ms. Blas replied:
I will pray on it and see which way the Holy Spirit directs me.
Apparently the Holy Spirt answered her and told her to mock me and Mr. White:
Tim Rohr and Chuck White remind me of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, the hilarious protagonists of the Man of La Mancha. One is a wild knight and the other is his groveling squire. The moment Tim writes an article, Chuck jumps on the wagon instantly by writing a comment and then they reverse the roles, when Chuck White writes something, Tim Rohr is the first to post his comment. It is funny. Funny perhaps is not the right word. It is sickening. And they are sooooo repetitive… They keep hashing and rehashing the same soup, restating over and over again the same pseudo-arguments ad nauseam.
As I noted in a follow up email to Ms. Blas, I could not have done more to convince people of the destructive teaching of the Neocatechumenal Way than what she did herself. Charity was met with mockery. It's something we are sooooooo used to. But now, thanks to people like Jessica Blas, aka "private person", many others are getting to see it too.