I get such e-mails because I work for TAN books and somehow got on a couple activist Republican's personal e-mail lists -- they send out about 10 forwards a day. They happen to be Catholic, so they bought something from TAN at some point.
It's usually older/retired people who spam their personal contact list a dozen times a day. And no, none of these people have ever been to CathInfo so I'm not reaping anything I've sown.
And I disagree that I'm propagating this. I do NOT forward this kind of crap on to my contact list. I just wanted to verify it by sharing it with CathInfo -- mission accomplished! As a busy man with 4 (almost 5) children, I don't have time to do the research. There are plenty on CathInfo that are happy to help.
Once it's debunked, people will do a google search and end up on that post on CathInfo, complete with the debunking. How else is the thing going to get debunked? I don't have the e-mail address of everyone "upstream" who started the garbage.
If you disagree with my reasons/truth-sifting process, too bad.
Oh, and this is basically my modus operandi for many other rumors I've posted about in the past.
To take a hypothetical example -- I'm picking something ridiculous here -- If I hear that the government is massing troops in California, you better believe I'm going to post it -- I have plenty of CathInfo members who live there, who might be able to verify/shoot down such a report.
You see, CathInfo is so big, there are members in all walks of life, all sorts of different careers, and who live all over the world.