26 April 2010

Coverage and Analysis of the Pontifical Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

A good article at Spero News, also containing a link to Bishop Slattery's sermon, can be found here.

2 comments:

StGuyFawkes said...

The mistakes of the New York Times in handling the documents surrounding the Murphy and Liesle cases suggests to me a callous indifference to the ordinary standards of reporting. I
suspect an agenda.

My guess is that nothing scares the New York Times more than the canonization of Pope Pius XII and the ongoing return to tradition.

For instance, New York Times reporters know that cancelling a long canonical trial to laicize a guy who is about to die, as was the case with Fr. Murphy, is not a frustration of justice.

And Liesle was already without faculties, that is "defrocked" when he asked Cardinal Ratzinger to laicize him. Of course the Cardinal refused, otherwise the pervert would have been free to marry! Pretty picture that!

As a twenty year subscriber to the New York Times I have read enough of Laurie Goodstein's balanced reporting to know that she understands these nuances. She just doesn't care.

The NYT reporters have got it in for the Pope. I don't say this based on their feeding frenzy approach to coverage. I say this based upon the fact that they have twisted the legal and procedural issues surrounding every case which they produce as some kind of "smoking gun".

I'm wondering if it isn't just malice.

I don't like using the crisis to advance an agenda traditionalist or modernist. However Michael Matt
said it perfectly when he opined,

"Indeed, what we are witnessing is the attempted criminalization of Catholicism..."

Tout Court.

Here's the quote we all know which sums the matter up perfectly.

"But if I be asked what sign we may look for to show that the advance of the Faith is at hand, I would answer by a word the modern world has forgotten: Persecution. When that shall once more be at work it will be morning." Hilaire Belloc, SURVIVALS AND NEW ARRIVALS

Badger Catholic said...

best.homily.ever.