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NY Times columnists rap Vatican move to reform LCWR

Catholic World News - April 30, 2012

Two New York Times columnists, Nicholas Kristof and Maureen Dowd, have weighed in against the Vatican’s plan for reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. In each case—but more blatantly in Dowd’s—the columnist inaccurately presents the matter as a political dispute between the Vatican and the LCWR, rather than a question of theological orthodoxy. Rod Dreher has furnished in acerbic response in his own column, with the self-explanatory (if not delicate) title, “Maureen Dowd Is an Idiot.”

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  • Posted by: aclune9083 - May. 01, 2012 11:07 AM ET USA

    Dreher's piece, (Maureen Dowd is an Idiot), fails to state one important point while lambasting Dowd's lack of professionalism and competence: the NY Times attacks the Catholic Church any time it can, apparently as an editorial policy. Times editors seem to require no factual presentation of both sides of a story; their mission is slash and burn. Thus, I've joined Fr. Benedict Groeschel in discounting (and rarely reading) what he calls "the New York Slime".

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