Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

A paragon of bad taste

By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 04, 2005

Even in announcing the death of a Pope beloved throughout the world, the New York Times manages an ill-mannered dig, promoting the liberal agenda.

In the last few weeks before his death, he deteriorated to the point where he seemed, as his spokesman once said, to be 'a soul pulling a body' - an example, his supporters said, of the dignity of old age and the value of suffering. Some critics said it was a symbol of a papacy in need of rejuvenation.
Some critics: they are not named. Obviously they're the ones the Times correspondent has been talking to-- the ones who don't want to give their names.

Now here's my question: How many of those critics are below retirement age themselves? How many are the tired old anti-warhorses of the 1960? How many of them could stand a bit of rejuvenation? And how many of those "critics," who pride themselves on their appeal to the younger generation, are still waiting for the kids to join in singing Kumbaya-- and wondering why there were tens of thousands of teenagers in St. Peter's Square, praying, all weekend?

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($18,851 to go):
$35,000.00 $16,149.29
54% 46%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 3 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Gil125 - Apr. 05, 2005 7:42 PM ET USA

    The old newsman lets you in on a secret: oftener than not, when a reporter says something like, "observers say," or, "some people say" or, as here, "some critics say," they are really saying, "I think..." but am not allowed to say so.

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Apr. 04, 2005 11:31 PM ET USA

    Some critics: they are not named. Obviously they're the ones the Times correspondent has been talking to-- the ones who don't want to give their names. I would say that in a certain context it is a "good" time for worldly men to hide... or at least keep their heads low... But the strategy will not endure the test of time... I would imagine that they might think that if they "hide" from the Pope God will not see them... How very, very sad...

  • Posted by: AveMaria580 - Apr. 04, 2005 11:36 AM ET USA

    Fr Benedict Groeschel commenting on the way young people flocked to Pope John Paul said that some predicted that he would lose the young people. Fr. Groeschel said that the young people flocked to John Paul II, it was the baby boomer generation that dropped out. Some of them seem not to have dropped out far enough. We still have had to listen to their whining about their private agendas.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

May God Bless our Readers! July 18
What's Wrong with the Pope's latest interview? July 15
What was wrong with the Pope's latest interview? A lot. July 15
Fool me once... July 14
Crowdfunding can change lives July 11

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Vatican issues working document for Synod of Bishops on the family CWN - June 26
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21