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...]

Here We Go Again: Trailer For Upcoming Film Rehashes 2010 Smear by NY Times Against Pope Benedict

Mea Maxima Culpa Silence in the House of God anti-Catholic HBO film

[Click here for the complete index of our criticism of Mea Maxima Culpa.] The trailer for an upcoming film about an abusive Catholic priest in the 1970s appears to rehash the bogus attack on Pope Benedict XVI in March 2010 by the New … [Read more...]

Vatican Scores HUGE Court Victory, Media Sees No Big Deal

Thomas Doyle, Jeff Anderson, Patrick Wall, Marci Hamilton

On Monday, The Holy See won an important court victory when a federal judge in Oregon decided that priests are not employees of the Vatican, as plaintiff attorneys suing the Catholic Church had long argued in an important case that was … [Read more...]

** SNAP CONFERENCE 2012 EXCLUSIVE ** Dissident Priest Doyle Trashes Bishops and Admits He Has ‘Nothing To Do With the Catholic Church’

Fr. Tom Doyle O.P. canon lawyer

In a blustery, half-hour talk that opened this year's SNAP conference in Chicago, Dominican priest and celebrity expert witness for contingency lawyers Fr. Thomas Doyle reiterated his contempt for the Catholic Church, according to … [Read more...]

Follow-Up: Rev. Thomas Doyle Now Attacks TheMediaReport.com With Falsehoods In Landmark Suit Against Vatican

Rev. Thomas P. Doyle O.P.

In 2002, Church-bashing attorney Jeff Anderson filed the suit John V. Doe vs. Holy See, an attempt by the contingency lawyer to generate sensational headlines and blame the Vatican for the abuse committed decades ago by a priest in the … [Read more...]

Meet the ‘Experts’: Rev. Thomas P. Doyle

Rev. Thomas P. Doyle, O.P.

[This is first in a continuing series of profiles of individuals whom the media often cites in its coverage of the Catholic Church abuse narrative.] When the media is seeking a voice to blast away at the Catholic Church over the sex abuse … [Read more...]

Philly Abuse Trial Eye-Opener: Even Professional Church Critic Admits Things Used To Be Different

Rev. Thomas P. Doyle O.P.

Dissident cleric Rev. Thomas P. Doyle took the stand on Thursday (4/12/12) in the high-profile clergy sex abuse trial in Philadelphia as an "expert witness" on canon law for the prosecution's case against the Catholic Church, … [Read more...]

The Usual Suspects: NY Times, Dissident Priest Support Anti-Catholic SNAP With Falsehoods, Attacks on Church

New York Times anti-Catholic bias

The New York Times is again shilling for the Catholic-hating SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) with more false attacks against the Catholic Church. Yesterday (Tue., 3/13/12), the Times plastered a sympatheic, … [Read more...]

Part III: ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ (2006): Even More Factual Errors

Even the simplest facts presented in the film are problematic. Director Amy Berg published several falsehoods on the screen that appear as captions: “Over 100,000 victims of clergy sexual abuse have come forward in the United … [Read more...]

Part I: ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ (2006): Serious Problems With Facts

Even before the first frame of film was exposed, director/writer Amy Berg took a dishonest approach to her project. Berg and her staff approached an elementary school in Ireland under the false pretense that they were filming a documentary … [Read more...]