There are a couple really powerful blog posts at Cleansing Fire. First, an article from Diane who details the deceit used in the attempt to sell a church organ at St. Januarius. Parishioners will be familiar with the tactics used.
And then Ben writes about anonymity on blogs and links to a thoughtful article.Way back when Saving Our Parish was first begun, John wrote an article defending the right of free speech for those who wanted to remain anonymous.
Case in point, many in our parish wish to remain anonymous because of perceived retribution from staff. Parish leadership has a bully pulpit and they have used it. They also carry with them the respect and authority their office assigns to them, which can be intimidating to the lay faithful. Just recently Saving Our Parish received an email that accused parishioners identified with Saving Our Parish of harassing, slandering, making false accusations, shouting at and stalking parish staff and workers.
The email specifically named three staff members as the source of these accusations. If true, it is a perfect example of why people wish to remain anonymous.