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Religion journalist sees New York Times advancing its own doctrine

Catholic World News - April 29, 2010

The enthusiasm of the New York Times for criticism of the Catholic Church is understandable, veteran religion journalist Kenneth Woodward writes in Commonweal, because the Times " is not just the nation’s self-appointed newspaper of record. It is, to paraphrase Chesterton, an institution with the soul of a church." The Times, he explains, is like a secularized religious body, promoting its own doctrine. "Again like the Church of Rome, the Times exercises a powerful magisterium or teaching authority through its editorial board."

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  • Posted by: Steve214 - Apr. 30, 2010 3:21 PM ET USA

    A very interesting article which surprises me--considering the source.

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