Cutting Through the Crap
Sometimes B.S. is B.S., regardless of who's spouting it. Regardless of one's extensive resume, detailing all the different ways that one is a so-called "expert" in one's field. Regardless of one's flowery writing style using lots of pretty words and phrases that purport to evoke the "higher things". Regardless of one's superior knowledge of "practical Catholic ethics".
Sometimes these folks turn out to be, in reality, nothing but freakin' political hacks.
(Albeit hacks well-schooled in the art of sophistry.)
I may not be the smartest or most eloquent blogger out there. And being a convert (still infected as I am with "Calvinism" - never mind that I was never a Calvinist), I may not have as deep an understanding of the application of "practical Catholic ethics" or have "developed the intellectual and moral dispositions" as some of my over-educated cradle-Catholic betters. And I'll never be able to go toe-to-toe with those holding a collection of Masters degrees and PhDs from various Jesuit universities.
But I can recognize a damn phony when I see one.