Professor Beattie has had an engagement in San Diego cancelled and speaks about book burning and a vendetta against by clerical blogger, for those of us who do blog and occassionally mention her, I think our concern is the same as the CDF's, she is dissident. It is only her more outrageous statements that attract attention, she brings that on herself.
I certainly feel sorry for her, it is her livelihood and a series of cancellations of engagements is damaging, but "book burning", scheming clergy, is just hysterical self indulgent tosh!
I remember one elderly priest I accompanied to Portsmouth Cathedral after it was first re-ordered horrendously, weeping when he saw what Bishop Worlock had done to the church of his ordination, then after a hour or so of being rather glum said, "I am priest, it is not my Church, I serve it, I don't own it".
We have to accept that the Church changes, the indulgence that might been given to an enfant terrible even a year ago is not there now. Today the Church in many places like the US is fighting for its very life, we don't have space for revisionist theology or self indulgence.
Now if Clifton Cathedral and San Diego find her dissent too hot to handle, what about her Cafod involvement as a "theological adviser"; why is that fine?