My colleague John Allen coined the phrase "Taliban Catholics" to describe a certain type of paleo-conservative Catholic whose understanding of the faith is fundamentalist, and not in a good way. John was quoted in this article about certain right-wing Catholic groups that ran on AP.
I am keeping an eye on the "RealCatholicTV" crowd and wondering where they get their funding. Father Coughlin was from Detroit too so maybe there is something in the water in those parts. Then again, so was Cardinal Dearden.