Skip to comments.The Pope, the judge, the paedophile priest and The New York Times
Posted on 03/30/2010 9:59:10 AM PDT by Zakeet
Fr Thomas Brundage, the former Archdiocese of Milwaukee Judicial Vicar who presided over the canonical criminal case of the Wisconsin child abuser Fr Lawrence Murphy, has broken his silence to give a devastating account of the scandal and of the behaviour of The New York Times, which resurrected the story.
It looks as if the media were in such a hurry to to blame the Pope for this wretched business that not one news organisation contacted Fr Brundage. As a result, crucial details were unreported.
Moreover, Fr Brundage who seems to have shown admirable tenacity in pursuing the loathsome Fr Murphy claims that a document of questionable provenance was quoted authoritatively by the media as a source for his own opinions. At the very least, The New York Times and many other organisations have some explaining to do. They must be held to account for the way they pursued this story, which led to hysterical attacks on Benedict XVI.
I am reproducing Fr Brundages article in full, with thanks to the Archdiocese of Anchorage, where Fr Brundage now works. I implore you to read all of it. My emphases are in bold type.
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...
Why should I let a few facts get in the way of a good opportunity to blast the Catholic Church?
Never underestimate the deviousness of the anti-Christian, anti-western Media.
The bastards even had me believing their lying newsstory.
I hate the New York Times.
Remember these people kept a rapist in office.
Referring to NYT and people like them.
“Say that you were a sloppy and inaccurate reporter. Then say you worked for the New York Times. But I repeat myself.” - With respect to Mark Twain
Why These Attacks? To silence the Churchs voice
Reports blaming Pope for mishandled sex abuse case are inaccurate, Church judge reveals
Defending the Pope against Hot Air
Catholic Caucus: Accusations that Pope Complicit in Abuse Cover-Up Fall Flat
Setting the record straight in the case of abusive Milwaukee priest Father Lawrence Murphy
Long Applause for New York Prelate Who Defends Pope
NYT UNFAIRLY CITES POPE'S ROLE [Catholic Caucus]
The Pope and the Murphy case: what the New York Times story didn't tell you
If the New York Times were to run a story about the sun coming up tomorrow, I wouldn;t believe them anymore.
They are totally bankrupt from a accuracy perspective and print nothing but an anti-western, anti-Judae-Christian propaganda sheet.