I’m just curious to get some feedback/opinions from other forum members on this guy. I stumbled upon his blog and subsequently listened to some of his program. I have to say, I don’t like it, and more importantly, I find it to be an insult to Catholic media.
One appalling thing to me is his idolization of Howard Stern. The same Howard Stern who takes advantage of mentally handicapped individuals. The same Howard Stern who features porn stars performing sex acts on live radio and television. He has even appeared on Stern’s SIRIUS station. I can understand having been influenced by someone’s style, but to openly promote an individual as demoralizing and degenerate as Stern is disgusting to me.
Not only this, but the influence really shows through. At one point while listening to his program, I heard him mock and insult someone (calling them a “loser” amongst other things). Catholic guy, indeed. Another show featured a priest stuffing down as many doughnuts as he could and washing them down with wine coolers. Mr. Rulli’s commentary: “This reminds me of when I was 14 and trying to get my hands on any alcohol I could.” What an excellent example for younger listeners!
I don’t expect Mr. Rulli to be perfect. None of us are. But is this really how we want to present our faith to the world? A watered-down, “PG” version of Howard Stern? If he wants to do it, that’s fine, but I don’t think he should be doing what he does under the banner of Catholicism. Am I the only one who feels this way?