Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Fr. Thomas J. Rosica is a joke of a man, a joke of a priest

By now, you would have heard of the fact Fr. Thomas J. Rosica, CSB has been found out to have repeatedly stolen and used the words of others - without any sort of documentation or acknowledgement that they were written by others - over the course of many years, as far back as 2003.

Look who is at the summit!

In the academic world, which Heresica prides himself of being an esteemed member of as a result of having many honored degrees from many universities, this is plagiarism.

In the media industry, which Heresica likewise prides himself of being an esteemed member of on account of his media "apostolate," Salt and Light (more properly called SatanLite or Pepper and Darkness), this is plagiarism.

In whatever world you inhabit, this is plagiarism. There is no getting around it. It is common sense.

The fact that Heresica knew this, and went on to copy, paste and save the words of others as his own for many years speaks to a sense of his own comfort with sin, if not a sense that he was above the law. (Given that Tom is protected and has powerful friends who back his every move, it is probably more complex than I am making it out to be.)

Tom's embarrassing escapade of plagiarism also proves something else. It is extremely unbecoming of a man - let alone a priest, who is supposed to be above this sort of behavior - to lie and pass of the words of another as his own. It is one thing if you are speaking with someone face-to-face and you forget in the moment the source of whatever isn't original to you, but people usually acknowledge that they don't remember. But it is a wholly different matter entirely in academia and journalism, where that sort of thing is not excusable, and you are expected to cite and carefully source every idea or sentence that did not come from you. It is not just a matter of professionalism, it is also a matter of integrity to yourself and the profession. The fact that Tom did this while being a man of the collar is a disgrace to the priesthood as well.

I would be remiss if I did not mention the litigation he tried to undertake against Vox Cantoris a few years ago, who, I note, was the first to oust Tom for his plagiarism back in 2015. More information is below.

http://voxcantor.blogspot.com/2019/02/rosica-blames-his-interns-for-his.html

http://voxcantor.blogspot.com/2019/02/memories-of-plagiarizing-litigious.html

At the end of the day, Tom Rosica is a joke of a man and a joke of a priest. It is clear that he is one of many priests throughout history who should have pursued another way of life instead of the priesthood.

Pray for him, that he may see the errors of his ways genuinely (instead of blaming his interns), and make amends while he still can, before it is too late.

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