If any of you have a subscription to the ultra-liberal dissenting – dying – National Catholic Reporter I suggest that you cancel it now.
Urge your parish’s pastor to cancel as well. Get it out of our churches.
Take a look at the beginning of this piece:
Church reformers have second thoughts on pope
Mar. 30, 2010
By Jeff Diamant, Religion News Service [Jeff Diamant writes for The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J.]
To many advocates of reform in the Catholic church, the election of conservative Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as pope in April 2005 was a blow to hopes the Vatican would change positions on gender, sexuality, divorce, and the church hierarchy.
Yet the result encouraged three prominent reformers who were appointed to a U.S. bishops’ National Review Board. The three American Catholics — a judge, an attorney and a newspaper publisher — were concerned mainly with the clergy sex scandal.
They had met with Ratzinger in his Vatican office in 2004 for an extensive discussion on the cover-ups of clergy sex abuse of children, and came to view Ratzinger as the best churchman anywhere on the issue. A year later, when he became Pope Benedict XVI, they were often quoted praising him in American news articles.
But that was then.
The rest of the piece trashes Pope Benedict.
They embrace the New York Times position and agenda.
And they trash him in their editorial while staging a spittle-flecked nutty.
Read what the hysterics wrote:
We now face the largest institutional crisis in centuries, possibly in church history. How this crisis is handled by Benedict, what he says and does, how he responds and what remedies he seeks, will likely determine the future health of our church for decades, if not centuries, to come.
The sad thing is that they want this. This is their big chance.
It is hard to justify even wrapping fish in this.
I want clarity and answers too. I think that if there are more cases of sexual abuse of children by priests that are lurking in the mud, they need to be brought out and dealt with in justice and in truth.
The Church has to be cleansed of this. It will be painful. We will be beaten up by the Enemy while it goes on.
But the NCR is using the present crisis to attack the Holy Father. They are trying to damage this pontificate.
Just cancel it.