We'll receive a $25,000 grant if others match it by Pentecost. $23,825 to go. Your gift will be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

time for our nap, dear

By Diogenes (articles ) | Dec 11, 2005

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.

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!

Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($23,825 to go):
$25,400.00 $1,575.00
94% 6%
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 5 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • 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!

Matching Campaign
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

A silent scandal: Catholic schools promoting morally unacceptable vaccines April 24
A More Militant Church? April 24
How we'll know if the Vatican and the US hierarchy are serious about deposing negligent bishops April 24
Final take on the LCWR: A time to plant, a time to uproot April 24
With the LCWR, has the Vatican taken Gamaliel's advice? April 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope challenges world leaders' silence on persecution of Christians CWN - April 6
Pope outlines plans for the extraordinary jubilee of mercy CWN - April 13
Vatican completes doctrinal assessment of Leadership Conference of Women Religious CWN - April 16
Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Finn CWN - April 21