Tag Archives: NCR

NCR’s Sr. Fielder implies that men faithful to Church teachings are sick in the head

That keen observer of human behavior Samuel Johnson had sobering observations about self-delusion.  For example, he wrote
“However we may labour for our own deception, truth, though unwelcome, will sometimes intrude upon the mind.”  [Idler #80 October 27, 1759].
And so I … Continue reading

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Waiting for Zagano

For some time now I have been getting emails and phone calls from friends with reports that someone who writes for the National Catholic Reporter aka Fishwrap, Phyllis Zagano, has been sniffing around looking for dirt about me.  Zagano hasn’t … Continue reading

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Finally another reaction about NCR’s insulting article

Late is better than never.
From CNA with my emphases and comments.
Catholic leaders rip ‘ludicrous’ article that argues celibacy causes abuse
By Marianne Medlin
Denver, Colo., Jun 15, 2011 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Catholic leaders are calling a recent National Catholic Reporter [aka … Continue reading

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NCR’s editor and publisher passed away: Joseph Feuerherd – R.I.P.

The National Catholic Reporter reports the death of their editor in chief and publisher.
Joseph Feuerherd, NCR editor in chief and publisher, died this morning after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 48. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Feuerherd died at 8:41 … Continue reading

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NCFishwrap’s editorial for women’s ordination: creepy ineducability

National catholic Reporter, Fishwrap, has an editorial today in favor of the ordination of women.
Whom did they consult as their expert?  The deposed Bishop of Toowoomba, William Morris. And for their theological “insights”?  You decide.  I have my own ideas.
Their … Continue reading

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FLASH: Fr. Z agrees with Bp. Morris and NCR… yes and no.

I may be in close agreement with Bp. Morris and NCR on a matter of great importance.
From the National catholic Fishwrap comes another defense of lately-removed Australian Bishop William Morris, quondam of the Diocese of Toowoomba. His Excellency is the … Continue reading

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Australian analysis of the Toowoomba Tumult. Fr. Z muses.

It seems that Australia is the ground zero right now for discussions about ecclesiology, that is, the make up of the Church, who the Church is, how the Church is governed, what the Church believes.
The removal of the Bishop of … Continue reading

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“CPA in the Spring, CDF in the Fall.”

I picked this up from the Catholic Key the blog of the newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.
My emphases.
The Next Theologian to be Censured by the Church will be . . .
. . .announced at 6 pm, June … Continue reading

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NCR’s very first “Person of the Year”: Sr. Carol Keehan

National Catholic Reporter has named Sr. Carol Keehan as their very first “Person of the Year”.
Even though she was head of the Catholic Health Association, a political lobby group, before 2009 Sr. Keehan was relatively unimportant.
Then Sr. Keehan, as an … Continue reading

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Fishwrap getting Condom Conundrum wrong, but with a surprise!

When it comes to the Condom Conundrum the National Catholic Fishwrap‘s commentators are living down to our expectations.
To wit one Phyllis Zagano who is “senior research associate-in-residence at Hofstra University and author of several books in Catholic Studies. Her book Women … Continue reading

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