dog bites man

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 13, 2007

Our hearty congratulations to the Baltimore Sun for its big scoop. Thanks to the Sun's diligent reporting, we now know that the incoming Archbishop of Baltimore agrees with the teachings of the Catholic Church!

Actually, come to think of it, we only know that Archbishop O'Brien supports Catholic teaching on homosexuality. If you search the secular media a bit, no doubt you can also find his views on abortion. But you won't find any reference, in the dozens of newspaper articles, to the newly appointed archbishop's stand on the the Donatist controversy, the filioque clause, or the liturgical practices of the NeoCatechumenate. Those issues don't pop up on the radar screens in the newsroom.

Good reporters are trained so that they react instinctively. Mention "Republican" and a reporter immediately starts thinking about tax cuts and national defense. Mention "Democrat" and he thinks of the minimum wage and universal health care. Mention "Catholic" and he thinks of-- What? Mass and Confession and schools and hospitals and big happy families saying the Rosary? Nope; he thinks about abortion and homosexuality and birth control.

Just remember, it's the Church that's obsessed with sex.

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  • Posted by: - Jul. 16, 2007 2:31 PM ET USA

    As more "gay" men were admitted to the priesthood, it seems that tolerance toward their orientation became a byword from the pulpit. Doctrine can not be watered down to justify immoral acts even if one wears a collar.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 13, 2007 7:35 PM ET USA

    On the 90th Anniversary of Our Lady giving Lucy the 3rd Secret of Fatima, wouldn't it be something if these reporters reported Our Lady said that "more people go to hell because of sins of the flesh." But of course, they chose to ignore it because they don't want anyone to tell them what to do. That is, until God calls them home. What a wasted opportunity to report a proven message in which Our Lady only wanted to warn us!!

  • Posted by: - Jul. 13, 2007 6:43 PM ET USA

    Ah, but Diogenes you know that the internet changes the equation. Keep up the good work! May the Spirit be with you.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 13, 2007 3:52 PM ET USA

    Someone needs to do a study on the number of reporters and editors that are sexual perverts. Those whose works are evil hate the light.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 13, 2007 2:17 PM ET USA

    Important guy, this Archbishop. >Months before the Vatican issued a formal policy barring gay men from the seminary, Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien made his own feelings clear... His position became the Roman Catholic Church's. It was not the first time O'Brien played a central role in the church's relationship with its gay and lesbian members.< Just think - if it hadn't been for O'Brien, the Church would have been a pink haven. The saddest words of tongue or pen...According to the Baltimore Sun.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 13, 2007 12:07 PM ET USA

    The Rocky Mountain News carried a short article about the MP and the Latin Mass situation in the archdiocese of Denver. I wrote an e-mail to the reporter complimenting her on her report, but I also pointed out to her 3 significant mistakes (errors of omission) in that report. You know what I got back? “Yes, you are right, but we didn’t have the space to explain all that.” I guess business is better when the press makes the news rather than report it accurately.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 13, 2007 11:03 AM ET USA

    I've said it repeatedly, but it demonstrates the sophomoric nature of many within the fourth estate. They know just enough to be dangerous. While some may be good at eliciting information, many more have no capability to draw and present fact based conclusions. Their biases (and those of their editors) over-ride their capability to present the facts. Roman Catholicism requires constant formation in the cannot just one day know it. Unless you are a young reporter, of course...

  • Posted by: - Jul. 13, 2007 10:57 AM ET USA

    Good commentary. You have caught the essence of The Baltimore Sun and much of the press.