time for our nap, dear
By Diogenes (articles ) | December 11, 2005 9:00 AM
Boston Globe columnist Eileen McNamara has, apparently, been working a little too hard in recent weeks. Emphasis added:
The demonstrators outside a Catholic Charities fund-raiser honoring Mayor Thomas M. Menino the other night are not leaders of some right-wing ascendancy among the laity in the Boston Archdiocese.
They are a tiny band of antiabortion zealots, being exploited by the hierarchy in hopes of promoting a backlash against reformers outraged by the criminal conduct of predatory priests and the bishops who protected them.
These folks do not just miss the Latin Mass; they miss Cardinal Bernard Law.
Good conspirators. They disguise their feelings well.
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Posted by: Cantor Rich -
Dec. 13, 2005 1:01 AM ET USA
Unfortunately for Boston, Abp Sean sometimes seems luke-warm to authentic Church rules (the Catholic Charities debacle being the most recent example). And the 'Globe' and Eileen McNamara and VOTF and others take advantage of the gap that's left when no voice arises and cries, 'Enough!'. I believe that Boston, indeed, all dioceses need a prelate that is orthodox, hands-on, hard-core and let-the-chips-fall-where-they-may, who will tell the fair-weather faithful to stand up or get out.
Posted by: -
Dec. 12, 2005 10:35 AM ET USA
What we think: Catholic Charities (in Boston, at least) follows Jesuit values, not Church doctrine.
Posted by: -
Dec. 11, 2005 2:01 PM ET USA
Who does Eileen McNamara think she is? Outside of her tiny microcosm, no one knows she is, or cares about her non-Catholic opinions regarding the Church. For her to say this: "Sadly, Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley and Bishop Richard G. Lennon are willing to exploit them as long as their antics distract attention from the real challenges confronting the church." is quite outrageous in itself. Does she ever question how she is being exploited by an indu$try all in the name of "freedom of choice"?
Posted by: -
Dec. 11, 2005 2:00 PM ET USA
Another quote... "There's Bill Cotter, pining for the good old days when Law would allow Operation Rescue to use Catholic churches as staging areas for illegal blockades of abortion clinics." This is a bad thing to Eileen. Sounds like a principled man to me! Boston, where down is up and up is down.
Posted by: Pseudodionysius -
Dec. 11, 2005 9:28 AM ET USA
I'll bet they even receive Communion on the tongue. The fiends!