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Critique of New York Times coverage of Call to Action, women's ordination

August 02, 2011

Spotting errors and inconsistencies in media coverage of Catholic dissidents is an endless and thankless task. Terry Mattingly does it well in his analysis of a badly skewed New York Times story on Call to Action.

Mattingly demonstrates that in its treatment of the dissident group, and of Call to Action's advocacy for the ordination of women, the Times account tosses ordinary journalistic standards to the wind, replacing them with outright advocacy.


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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Aug. 03, 2011 10:57 AM ET USA

    What worked in our parish ought to work in the Church as a whole: clear teaching and a refusal to be manipulated or blackmailed. The CINOs walked out, leaving a united parish. The hierarchy of the Church have equated charity with being nice, and have perpetuated the confusion.

  • Posted by: Lucas - Aug. 03, 2011 6:04 AM ET USA

    I believe the day is fast approaching when Catholics (especially of the Western world eg. USA, Australia, Europe) will be forced by circumstances(as yet unclear) to make a stand and declare on which side of 'the line' they stand with regard to fidelity to authentic Church teaching vis a vis the clamouring of the surrounding hedonistic and secular society which has successfully 'evangelised' many within the Church over recent decades-then join with 'fellow travellers' for the journey home.