Same As It Ever Was: NY Times’ Laurie Goodstein Gives Free Publicity to SNAP and Its Claim That Pope Francis Ignores Abuse Victims

Laurie Goodstein

Question: What does a good reporter do when a decades-old story line continues to get old and stale?Answer: Nothing at all. Despite nearly $3 billion in settlements, over $80 million in therapy payments, endless mea culpas, and countless … [Read more...]

Never Let a Good Opportunity Go To Waste: NY Times Uses Pope Francis Visit To Rehash Stale, Decades-Old Abuse Story

Pope Francis : New York Times

This month's historic trip of Pope Francis to the United States cannot halt the New York Times' relentless obsession with decades-old cases of sex abuse committed by Catholic priests. Despite the Church's unprecedented … [Read more...]

True Confessions: Minn. Public Radio’s Madeleine Baran To Be Headline Speaker at This Year’s Conference For SNAP, Further Abandons Any Pretense of Ethical Journalism

Madeleine Baran

In covering the issue of the media and Catholic sex abuse for over a decade now, we do not believe we have seen reporting as dishonest and biased as that from Madeleiene Baran from Minnesota Public Radio (MPR). Indeed, Baran has … [Read more...]

Hypocrisy Alert: After Scolding Catholic Church Over Old Abuse Claims, Rampant Sex Abuse and Cover-Ups Revealed Among United Nations ‘Peacekeepers’ Today

United Nations hypocrisy

A little over a year ago, the mainstream media fell all over itself to breathlessly report the story of a meaningless committee at the United Nations questioning the Vatican over abuse committed decades ago by Catholic priests. The whole … [Read more...]

* Special Investigation* Overlearning the Lessons of the Abuse Scandals: Custodian Uses Bathroom, and Cardinal O’Malley Fires Everyone

Cardinal Sean O'Malley

In a way it was inevitable: After years of media hysteria over the issue of sex abuse in the Catholic Church, Church officials have now decided on a policy of "shoot first, ask questions later" when it comes to even the scantest … [Read more...]

SNAP Wins Its Appeal To Harass and Intimidate Parishioners at Sunday Mass

David Clohessy : SNAP

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the anti-Catholic group SNAP so that members of SNAP can resume harassing and intimidating prayerful Catholics as they attend Mass on Sunday. In the past, SNAP members have provoked … [Read more...]

Journalist or Spokesperson for SNAP? St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Fowler Promotes Claim That Church Should Stalk Its Ex-Priests

Lilly Fowler

In a recent article sparse on reason and logic, Lilly Fowler of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch promotes the novel idea that the Catholic Church is now somehow responsible for hunting down and shadowing every past employee accused of abuse, and … [Read more...]

*** SPECIAL REPORT*** Who Am I To Judge? In 1992, Boston Globe Touted Therapy Treatments for Sex Offenders, Then Excoriated the Church Years Later For Actually Using Them

Boston Globe

When the Boston Globe excoriated the Archdiocese of Boston in 2002 for relying on therapists to treat abusive priests from the 1950s to the 1990s, the paper somehow apparently forgot that in 1992 the Globe itself was enthusiastically … [Read more...]

Rewarding Bad Journalism and Bigotry: Columbia University Bestows Prestigious Award to Error-Laden Series by Minn. Public Radio

Steve Coll

It is now abundantly clear – if it were not already – that truthfulness and fairness mean absolutely nothing to the media establishment when it comes to reporting about the Catholic Church and sex abuse. Indeed, the journalism … [Read more...]’s Top 5 Posts of 2014

Madeleine Baran : Barbara Blaine : Ralph Cipriano : Judy Thomas : Sabrina Erdely

As we now approach our eleventh year, we would like to thank everyone for making 2014 another great year at! Our strength and influence continue to grow dramatically, thanks to you. And we look forward to an even better … [Read more...]