Thursday, November 5, 2009

Archbishop Dolan's Piece Rejected at the New York Times

I read about the NYT rejecting +Dolan's op-ed but hadn't read it until this evening.

It's a corker.

He indexes several examples of anti-Catholicism in the New York Times of anti-Catholicism within the last few weeks like their story about 40 rabbis caught sexually abusing children in one small sect of the Jewish faith and by gum, no whip of of frenzy that the word rabbi is synonymous with pedophile. Or, the ludicrous NYT pitch that after year of Anglicans petitioning Rome for union with the Catholic Church, it was all a sinister lure to collapse competition. And, of course, my favorite and yours (and apparently Archbishop Dolan's) the anti-Catholic screeds of sourpuss Maureen Dowd which +Dolan charitably refers to as "intemperate and scurrilous".

* In a diatribe that rightly never would have passed muster with the editors had it so criticized an Islamic, Jewish, or African-American religious issue, she digs deep into the nativist handbook to use every anti-Catholic caricature possible, from the Inquisition to the Holocaust, condoms, obsession with sex, pedophile priests, and oppression of women, all the while slashing Pope Benedict XVI for his shoes, his forced conscription -- along with every other German teenage boy -- into the German army, his outreach to former Catholics, and his recent welcome to Anglicans.

True enough, the matter that triggered her spasm -- the current visitation of women religious by Vatican representatives -- is well-worth discussing, and hardly exempt from legitimate questioning. But her prejudice, while maybe appropriate for the Know-Nothing newspaper of the 1850’s, the Menace, has no place in a major publication today.

I love this Bishop!

And, he mentions the malice-tinged rant of malcontent Patrick Kennedy against the Catholic Church.

Elsewhere, last week, Representative Patrick Kennedy made some incredibly inaccurate and uncalled-for remarks concerning the Catholic bishops, as mentioned in this blog on Monday.

Lots of times in our history grouches have circled the wagons. The Lord is comforted by the depth of love for HIm and the Church that inspires public testimony.

Viva Christo Rey!

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