USCCB Restricts Free Spread Of Lumen Fidei; “Just Like St. Paul Did With Book Of Galations.”

July 14, 2013 by  
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Washington, DC––Just a week after the USCCB accused popular Catholic blogger and writer Brandon Vogt of “violating civil and moral law” and stealing from the Pope for making available Pope Francis’ new encyclical as a free download, USCCB officials are now stepping up efforts to justify their stance. In a written statement to the press late last night, an anonymous Bishop attempted to clarify reasons why they called on Vogt to cease providing Lumen Fidei for free, saying, “We do this in the same spirit that led St. Paul to, after having written the Book of Galations, restrict that very book to the people of Galatia without first paying for it.” But Brandon Vogt is not the only person targeted by the USCCB for  providing Church documents without a fee. Founder and CEO of Flocknote Matthew Warner was recently pressured into restricting his highly popular Read the Catechism in a Year to mere snippets of the Catechism after USCCB officials felt he too was “stealing from the Pope.” “The fact is that stealing is stealing, and we cannot justify it,” the anonymous USCCB official went on his letter. “After all, where would the Church be today if St. Peter had allowed everyone in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia to read and distribute his first Epistle without proper financial compensation?”