Manufacturing the News: NY Times’ Laurie Goodstein Predictably Obliges Church Cranks In Effort To Oust Missouri’s Bishop Finn

Laurie Goodstein : Laurie Goodstein NYT

How do you get the attention of America's newspaper of record? First, find a handful of others to form a group declaring yourself opposed to sex abuse in the Catholic Church. Second, put together a third-rate website (even if it is not … [Read more...]

NY Times Loses It: Two Front-Page Stories and an Editorial For a Suspended Misdemeanor Sentence

NYT: Laurie Goodstein, Andrew Rosenthal, John Eligon

If anyone needed another example of the New York Times' obsession with blasting the Catholic Church, one does not need to look further than the paper's coverage following the guilty verdict of Kansas City–St. Joseph Bishop … [Read more...]

SNAP Now Makes It Perfectly Clear: Publicity Comes First, Victims Second

David Clohessy SNAP

If there is one "bright spot" in the outcome of the Bishop Finn trial, it is that innocent victims and their families were spared the excruciating ordeal of having to appear in public court and having to identify how they were … [Read more...]

Bravo! Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas Slams SNAP

Kudos to Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, for an excellent interview in the National Catholic Register regarding the recent high-profile case of Bishop Robert Finn. (I highly recommend it.) Archbishop Naumann responded … [Read more...]

What the Media Got Wrong in the Bishop Finn Case

Under no circumstances can we defend any wrongdoing by Church officials. Did Kansas City-St. Joseph Bishop Robert W. Finn fail to act quickly and aggressively in his handling of the crimes of Father Shawn Ratigan? Absolutely. Even the … [Read more...]