I take my cue from the great blog of The Catholic Key, newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph where Bp. Robert Finn has the reins.
The Catholic Key has focused our attention on the comment made by the spokeswoman for the USCCB concerning the Catholic News Agency‘s report that Card. George (USCCB President) referred to the support the dissident Catholic Health Association gave to Obamacare as setting up a "parallel magisterium". The USCCB spokeswoman claims Card. George never said that. CNA stuck to its guns.
BTW… read A Magisterium of Nuns.
Sr. Walsh, as reported on the blog of the National Catholic Reporter, answers the above-mentioned question from Sean Michael Winters.
Then she continues:
In recent days, new journalistic hit squads have emerged on the U.S. scene, even in the church. Where once only a few church newspapers engaged in character assassination, today these attacks seem ubiquitous. […] Many such groups claim the word “orthodox” for themselves. They dismiss those who do not agree with them or their approach as “unorthodox.” People of a different opinion or approach are accused of setting up a “parallel magesterium.” [sic] These are serious condemnations in a church which holds fidelity to its teachings as paramount. Despite the fact that theology and canon law are matters of careful analyses, these groups bring the subtlety of a meat cleaver to church discussions.
Today the National Catholic Reporter published a piece which compared Holy Catholic Church’s promulgation of new norms for graviora delicta to, I am not making this up …. :
… 39,000 baby girls die in China annually because they do not receive medical care equal to male infants, brides in India are burned once every two hours, and 35,000 Colombian women are trafficked to the sex trade every year….
Sooo…. meat cleaver journalism. My comment here.
Any comment about the National Catholic Reporter, Sr. Walsh?