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Archbishop Dolan rips New York Times for anti-Catholicism

Catholic World News - October 30, 2009

Calling anti-Catholicism a “national pastime,” Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York has denounced The New York Times for the “unfairness against the Catholic Church” displayed in its pages in the past two weeks.

“The most combustible example of all came Sunday with an intemperate and scurrilous piece by Maureen Dowd on the opinion pages of the Times,” he said. “In a diatribe that rightly never would have passed muster with the editors had it so criticized an Islamic, Jewish, or African-American religious issue, she digs deep into the nativist handbook to use every anti-Catholic caricature possible, from the Inquisition to the Holocaust, condoms, obsession with sex, pedophile priests, and oppression of women, all the while slashing Pope Benedict XVI for his shoes, his forced conscription-- along with every other German teenage boy-- into the German army, his outreach to former Catholics, and his recent welcome to Anglicans.”

Archbishop Dolan posted his opinion piece on his new blog on October 29 after The New York Times refused to published it.

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  • Posted by: a son of Mary - Oct. 31, 2009 6:17 AM ET USA

    Indeed Archbishop Dolan, a hearty bravo to you! I read that Dowd piece a few days ago, what a self-hating, loathsome woman she has become. Between HBO's sponsorship of Larry David's horrible attack on our Lord Jesus, I am through with the usual New York crowd. They can go straight to hell ... after death that is. Cancel subscriptions (money) - because that's all these feckless jerks understand.

  • Posted by: Lucius49 - Oct. 30, 2009 11:00 AM ET USA

    Bravo to Abp Dolan. It's about time! This is a book to be written by an historian: the anti-Catholicism of the New York Times citing chapter and verse. Abp Dolan should keep up the drum beat.

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