A curious observation of the Christian world.
For years now, I assumed the ignorant, tone deaf and often vicious reporting on religion you see in the mainstream media was the predictable result of creeping secularism. By all accounts, there are more “un-churched” individuals around than ever before, and such people tend to cluster into “educated,” “liberal” professions like journalism.
The time is long [...]
Maureen Dowd, columnist for The New York Times, has finally lost that last tenuous grip she had on her sanity. I thought she was already taking a long walk off the short pier of her sanity when she started hearing non-existent words, such as “boy” after Joe Wilson’s “You Lie” comment. That was nothing compared [...]
I’ll leave it to others more patient (and frankly, more interested) than I am to debunk the media malpractice coverage of the latest Vatican/sex abuse stories.
And “malpractice” isn’t too strong a word:
The Associated Press ran a story about how the mentally unstable man who shot Pope John Paul II believes that Benedict should resign.
Anyhow. I’ve [...]
Media Matters‘ latest “gotcha” goes like this:
National Catholic Reporter Endorses Health Care Bill
With some pro-lifers trying to make the health care debate an argument over abortion, it was interesting to see the National Catholic Reporter, which knows a thing or two about anti-abortion views, come out in favor of the Obama health care plan.
And then [...]
The headline, “Vatican Aids Eichmann to Escape” is splashed on Page One of the Jerusalem Post. Of course my stomach turns, I’m a Roman Catholic. My husband and I have spent the past five years conducting research and documenting the growth of anti-Semitism in some conservative Catholic organizations, so I have no difficulty in believing [...]