Yes, he is. But I wasn’t referring to Steven Colbert.
But to this guy.
Gary Wills, the author of this farcical piece of heresy: Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition.
Whatever one might think of Stephen Colbert, one needs to watch the video on CathoLink (sorry I could not post the video here), where Colbert demolishes Wills’ goofy opinions on Catholic doctrines of Transubstantiation and the ministerial priesthood in the Catholic Church — not to mention his Catholicism (lack thereof).
Wills’ Theological position would be laughable, if they weren’t just plain sad. It’s sad that a man can teach the things he teaches as being Catholic. He should just get honest and say, “These are the reasons why I can no longer call myself Catholic.” And put it simply by saying, “I no longer agree with the fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church.”
That would be more respectable than insisting that a person can remain a Catholic in good faith, while insisting that Catholic dogma on essentials of the faith is, in his words, “Wrong.”
Or as his book’s title says, outright, “A Failed Tradition.”
So then, Gary, you are no longer a part of that tradition? Then say it! And stop deceiving and confusing other people — whether they are Catholic or non-Catholic — by insinuating that you can be Catholic and anti-Catholic at the same time.
On the page with the video I linked to above, you will also find this YouTube video from Fr Robert Barron. As always, Fr Barron offers a brilliant, insightful analysis.