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The truth of the matter

By Diogenes (articles ) | Nov 10, 2003

According to the Boston Globe, the US bishops may hire a public-relations firm to draw attention away from ... well, you know... and toward the nice things done by Catholic agencies.

"We want the truth to be told, and the truth won't be told unless we make it available," Bishop Gregory remarked.

That's certainly true; we've seen the proof in the past few years.

But there's more than one way to get at the truth. You can hire a PR agency, but they're expensive. Why not just wait for the subpoena?

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  • Posted by: Fatimabeliever - Nov. 10, 2003 4:22 PM ET USA

    Do you think maybe the problem here is that they are handling the Catholic Church like it is a company? If that is the way they want to do it, isn't God the boss? God already gave many instructions in the Bible and in Jesus' teachings. The question is: What would God do? In fact, wasn't Sunday's Gospel about what Jesus did do. As for the nice things done by Catholic Agencies, isn't that what the Catholic Archdioceses newspapers should be reporting and feed the reports to news agencies.

  • Posted by: - Nov. 10, 2003 1:12 PM ET USA

    O Lord, the Roger Mahony School of Evangelization. Problems? What problems? It's all perception and we've got to change the perception. "Go ye therefore, hire unto thyselves PR firms and admonish them in the name of Wilton, Roger and Robert..." Actions, Lord Bishops, not words...!

  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Nov. 10, 2003 11:57 AM ET USA

    I think they got the sense of Luke 18:9-14 wrong: You get a PR agency in order to be exalted not humbled.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Nov. 10, 2003 11:25 AM ET USA

    I was going to let Bishop Gregory off the hook, his shameful silence on the slandering of Keating notwithstanding. However, given this piece of sophistry (does it get any more sophistical than PR firms), I believe that some righteous parody of Gregory et al (in the hope of the lifting of their spiritual blindness) is definitely called for. Odd, isn't it, what happens when you are friends with FOB's? I certainly wouldn't describe the process as enlightening, however. What would Aquinas say?