’s take (emphases added):

This site has a long history of carelessness concerning fidelity to the Magisterium. Although its material is constantly changing, there is a continued pattern of failure to screen out organizations and materials which are unfaithful to the teachings of the Church….
There have been over $200,000 worth of judgments and liens filled against Michael Galloway, the owner of Catholic Online, for unlawful, unfair and fraudulent business acts and practices….
…a significant number of Catholic webmasters have reported that Catholic Online has repeatedly taken materials developed by others and posted them as its own. The Catholic Encyclopedia, which was put online through a collaborative effort organized by Kevin Knight of New Advent, is one significant example, and Trinity Communications (the non-profit corporation that runs is by no means alone in reporting similar experiences….