Useful Idiots: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Headlines Phony Story That Local Archbishop Claimed in Deposition That He Did Not Know Sex Abuse Was a Crime

Lilly Fowler : Archbishop Carlson : Jeff Anderson

Media outlets – both secular and religious – have been falling over themselves to tout the dramatic front-page story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Lilly Fowler that St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson testified in a … [Read more...]

At Last: After SNAP Attacks Pope Francis’ Outreach to Abuse Victims, National Catholic Reporter Publishes Piece Criticizing SNAP

Joelle Casteix : Pope Francis : David Clohessy

Recognizing perhaps that whether they like it or not, the sex abuse story line is getting so long in the tooth that they will soon be out of business, the bigots at the anti-Catholic group SNAP have now become more and more unglued in their … [Read more...]

Church-Suing Lawyer Garabedian Apoplectic As Diocese of Fall River Stands Firm Against Unfounded Abuse Claim

Mitchell Garabedian

Last week, leading contingency lawyer Mitchell Garabedian dramatically claimed that the Catholic Church is "once again acting in the most immoral way by allowing the wholesale sexual abuse of children." Wow! "Allowing the … [Read more...]

Unable to Oust Archbishop Myers Over Old Abuse Claims, New Jersey Star-Ledger and Church Cranks Now Attack Him Over His Retirement Residence to Further Their Grudge Match

Mark Mueller : Archbishop John J. Myers : Bob Hoatson

Last year, the reporting from the New Jersey Star-Ledger about Newark Archbishop John J. Myers and his handling of decades-old abuse cases was so bad that the paper was forced to issue a correction and admit to its numerous errors. Now, … [Read more...]

Philly BOMBSHELL: New Evidence Further Exonerates Wrongfully Convicted Clerics; Will Justice Be Served? Will the Media Ever Take Notice?

Bernard Shero : Ralph Cipriano : Rev. Charles Engelhardt

Newly discovered medical records provide shocking new evidence that two priests and a Catholic school teacher were most certainly falsely convicted of molesting an altar boy, a new court filing charges. Veteran journalist Ralph Cipriano … [Read more...]

Media Predictably Goes Silent As Abuse Allegations Fall To Their Lowest Levels Ever

2013 Catholic sex abuse facts

In a newly released annual audit of abuse by independent experts, it was reported that there were only ten contemporaneous abuse allegations made against priests even deemed "credible" in all of 2013 (out of some 40,000 active … [Read more...]

No Allegation of Abuse Too Crazy When It Comes to the Catholic Church: Media Hysteria Prompts Public Witch Hunt Into Minn. Archbishop, Investigation Finally Dropped

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Back in December, police began a surreal criminal investigation into whether St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John C. Nienstedt somehow "inappropriately touched" a boy four years ago in broad daylight in front of crowds of … [Read more...]

What’s Old Is New Again: PBS Airs 90 Minutes of 21st Century Know-Nothingism, Sex Abuse Story Rehashed Once Again

Jeff Anderson : Fr. Tom Doyle : PBS : Sarah Childress : Jason Berry

It is an ugly American bigotry as old as the hills. Know-Nothingism was a widespread bias against Catholicism in this country, stemming from the suspicion that Catholics were not sufficiently patriotic or trustworthy, as they were … [Read more...]

The Mouse That Finally Roared: Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Pushes Back Against MPR Citing ‘Wrong’ and ‘Misleading’ Reporting

Madeleine Baran

It's about time. The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is finally pushing back (a little) against Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) and "wrong" and "misleading" reporting by correspondent Madeleine Baran, whom we … [Read more...]

***TheMediaReport.com SPECIAL REPORT*** Five Things the Mainstream Media Can Do To Improve Its Reporting of the Catholic Church Sex Abuse Story

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For the last several years now, TheMediaReport.com has provided hundreds of examples of the media's biased and unbalanced coverage of the Catholic Church sex abuse story. And, unfortunately, our weekly posts provide only a small glimmer … [Read more...]