Secondary detonations

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jun 06, 2003

In a piece on Cardinal Mahony, American Prowler columnist George Neumayr forgot the cardinal rule of Catholic journalism: if you provoke conservatives you're a prophet, if you provoke progressives you're a hate-monger.

You can almost hear Neumayr frothing at the mouth in this column. He hates gays; he hates Vatican II; he hates contemporary Catholic education; he hates the liturgy in languages that people can understand; he hates the new cathedral; and he hates Cardinal Mahony. I wouldn't be surprised if he also hates air conditioning, automobiles, telephones and indoor plumbing, too. ... When it comes to his misinformed and specious claims that the church is not seeking reconciliation and healing, Neumayr might as well be talking about himself. He doesn't give a hoot what happens to victims, as long as he gets to use them to pummel the church back into the 14th century, where he undoubtedly believes it should have stayed.

Sober, judicious, balanced, carefully reasoned, conducive to order and mutual good will. Exactly what we expect from the director of the Office of Media Relations of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. (Thanks to Amy Welborn for the head's-up.)

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