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MAJOR NEWSPAPERS BLAST CATHOLICISM
Catholic League ^ | October 28, 2009 | Bill Donohue

Posted on 10/29/2009 6:18:03 AM PDT by NYer

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:

Last Friday on the Washington Post blog, “On Faith,” English atheist Richard Dawkins said the Catholic Church was “surely up there among the leaders” as “the greatest force for evil in the world.” He labeled the Eucharist a “cannibal feast,” adding that “possession of testicles is an essential qualification to perform the rite.” He also blamed the Church for sending missionaries “out to tell deliberate lies to AIDS-weakened Africans” regarding condoms. The Church’s outreach to Anglicans, he said, makes it “a common pimp,” noting that those who convert “will be joining an institution where buggering altar boys pervades the culture.”

On Saturday, a Los Angeles Times editorial said that “church leaders, including popes, have changed their thinking over the years about everything from usury to the culpability of Jews for the Crucifixion….” It concluded, “You don’t have to be Catholic (or Anglican) to realize that society as a whole would be better off if the church’s views of women and gays underwent a similar evolution.”

On Sunday, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd recalled that when she was in grade school, “Nuns were second-class citizens then and–40 years after feminism utterly changed America—they still are.” She called Pope Benedict XVI the “uber-conservative pope,” a.k.a. “God’s Rottweiler,” who was once “a conscripted member of the Hitler Youth.” She also accused the Church of enabling “rampant pedophilia.”

On Monday, James Carroll in the Boston Globe called the outreach to Anglicans “a cruel assault,” “an insult to loyal Catholic liberals” and “a slap at women and homosexuals.” He characterized the outreach as a “preemptive exploitation of Anglican distress.”

These deranged comments—all voiced in America’s premier newspapers—demonstrate that anti-Catholicism is the most virulent expression of bigotry in the U.S. It also shows why these newspapers, quite unlike the Catholic Church, are dying. As for the writers, they need to go to church. Either that or check into an asylum.


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: anticatholicbigotry; catholic; dawkins; donohue; feminism; homosexual; homosexualagenda; journalism; liberalmedia

1 posted on 10/29/2009 6:18:06 AM PDT by NYer
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To: Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...

Good news bump! We must be doing a good job to be so hated and despised.


2 posted on 10/29/2009 6:19:22 AM PDT by NYer ( "One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone"- Benedict XVI)
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To: NYer

That’s true.


3 posted on 10/29/2009 6:20:31 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: NYer

Theres that flack and target thing again. Count us in good company! Lots of saints, martyrs, and Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin LOL! (I know they are not catholics, but they take alot of flack for being over the target!)


4 posted on 10/29/2009 6:22:29 AM PDT by wombtotomb
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To: NYer

-On Monday, James Carroll in the Boston Globe called the outreach to Anglicans “a cruel assault,” “an insult to loyal Catholic liberals” and “a slap at women and homosexuals.”-

Well,seeing how “good” letting homosexuals become priests worked out.......

Gay Priests and Gay Marriage
What the one issue has to do with the other.

http://www.nationalreview.com/03june02/kurtz060302.asp


5 posted on 10/29/2009 6:25:55 AM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: NYer

We could pray for poor Dawkins, you know. Just a thought. I know someone who hated the Church and had ab adversarial relationship with the Lord just as bad as his—another overeducated scientist—and he too came to acknowledge the Lord by getting a blast of His love. So miracles happen. Other aetheists have admitted their error, and Dawkins might, too.


6 posted on 10/29/2009 6:26:42 AM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: wombtotomb

Where is the hate crimes bill? Oh,wait,Christians aren’t
covered. Nevermind!


7 posted on 10/29/2009 6:28:17 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: NYer; vladimir998

“Examine your records. There you will find that Nero was the first that persecuted this doctrine, particularly then when after subduing all the east, he exercised his cruelty against all at Rome. We glory in having such a man the leader in our punishment. For whoever knows him can understand that nothing was condemned by Nero unless it was something of great excellence.”

-Tertullian


8 posted on 10/29/2009 6:29:48 AM PDT by Claud
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To: NYer

I’m waiting for them to come out against the teachers unions. It seems lately that a lot of teachers have been caught abusing children.


9 posted on 10/29/2009 6:42:56 AM PDT by Angry_White_Man_Syndrome
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To: Angry_White_Man_Syndrome
I’m waiting for them to come out against the teachers unions. It seems lately that a lot of teachers have been caught abusing children.

I'd advise against holding your breath during that wait.
10 posted on 10/29/2009 6:44:21 AM PDT by chrisser (Tweet not, lest ye a twit be.)
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To: NYer
and the newspapers wonder why they're going broke...

anti-Catholicism...the last “safe” bigotry in America.

11 posted on 10/29/2009 6:51:31 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: NYer

trying to soften them up for getting Obamacare passed with tax funded abortions


12 posted on 10/29/2009 7:07:47 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ottbmare

Then again he may indeed be insane.


13 posted on 10/29/2009 7:16:21 AM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE HOMO!)
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To: NYer

I understand their frustration, imagine wanting to control the thoughts and actions of Christians who believe in an all-powerful God. Imagine a supernatural organization on earth with beliefs as unchangable as God and you can understand their feelings of powerlessness. I imagine they feel about as frustrated as Satan, they have some power over those who will follow them but the ultimate power will always be out of their reach.


14 posted on 10/29/2009 7:17:33 AM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: kellynla

The most recent form of nativism. Of course they also hate conservative evangelicals, but when they talk about the Church they lose control of themselves.


15 posted on 10/29/2009 7:21:14 AM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE HOMO!)
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To: NYer
I for one am glad of these attacks for several reasons;

1) It means we are right on target, they never waste ammo on those that are not doing the job.

2) It keeps the CINO's out. You have to really believe to suffer att he hands of the enemy.

3) Eventually their irrationality will show through and people will recognize them for the wack jobs they really are.

16 posted on 10/29/2009 7:24:30 AM PDT by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: RobbyS

The major newspapers and all the rest of the media hate traditional Americans. Their hate is directed at those who are not in lockstep with them. All at the same time spewing their garbage about diversity and tolerance. I love to watch the media participate in their own demise.


17 posted on 10/29/2009 7:26:55 AM PDT by Texas resident ( Doing my part to piss off the heathen left.)
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To: NYer
Before the persecution, first comes the demonization.

Let's list the sins against the secular god for which the Church is responsible.

1. AIDS in Africa

2. The Holocaust.

3. The persecution of homosexuals.

4. Attempting to wreck the Anglican Church.

5. Raping children.

6. The degradation of women.

7. Hording stacks of money and art treasures while people starve.

Any others?

So what would you have is do with this organization? And all the people cried with one voice......"crucify it, crucify it....."

18 posted on 10/29/2009 7:32:53 AM PDT by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: Texas resident

Remember when the Convention, including the likes of Jack Kemp, howled when Buchanan spoke of a culture war? The dims have got down and dirty, but still our leadership acts as though fighting were beneath them.


19 posted on 10/29/2009 7:59:40 AM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE HOMO!)
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To: NYer
If these critics threw islam into the mix their otherwise anti-religious rants might - and I stress, "might" - have some modicum of credibility therein.

But they don't, and won't, perhaps with some concern as to the loss of their own heads when what they seem to want eventually comes to pass.

20 posted on 10/29/2009 8:14:38 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: NYer

“We must be doing a good job to be so hated and despised.”

To be hated by these particular agents of Satan brings a smile to my face.


21 posted on 10/29/2009 8:27:22 AM PDT by Varda
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To: NYer

didn’t they just pass something that made any religion bashing a federal or international crime?

this would be a perfect test


22 posted on 10/29/2009 8:47:37 AM PDT by sten
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To: NYer

Amen, sister!


23 posted on 10/29/2009 9:00:38 AM PDT by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: NYer
It is interesting that the very people who scream about tolerance and inclusiveness are the least tolerant and inclusive of anyone who is not like them. For Dawkins it is not just enough that he doesn't believe in God; he must assail anyone who does; he finds no room in his liberal heart to include and tolerate those who do.

It never amazes me to watch MSNBC's Rachel Maddow bemoan poor late-term abortion doctors as 'victims' of anti abortion activists and never even entertain the though of having any compassion for the murdered late umborn, who are butchered into pieces like stew meat by these "doctors," or that these "doctors" might be nothing short of Mengele type murders.

Show me one religion that hasn't evolved over time, that hasn't changed its mind on some issues. Why assail only the Catholic Chyurch and not all of them? How come there is no stoning of adulterers in Israel? Or slavery? Or polygamy? It's all in the Old Testament. So, should we now mock Judaism for changing its mind on these issues? Oh, the JDL would be out there accusing someone of anti-Semitism and hate-speech.

Rabid feminist halfwits for example have no problems with discriminatory laws such as the Draft Law because in the case of a declared war, only men get drafted. But if it were the other way around they would be screaming their heads off.

They don't mind when young men are charged more for car insurance then young women, but they complain that older women, who use their health benefits more than men, get charged more for medical insurance.

It is the ultimate hypocricy for intolerant liberals and angry feminists to complain about sexism, and intolerance.

24 posted on 10/29/2009 9:02:25 AM PDT by kosta50 (Don't look up, the truth is all around you)
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To: kosta50

At least we have Bill Donohue.


25 posted on 10/29/2009 9:06:19 AM PDT by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: ichabod1
At least we have Bill Donohue

But his only window from which he can say anything is the Fox News. No one else will have him. And that's another issue: new blackouts by liberal media. They report only their side of the story. It used to be that news media were required to give a balanced and unbiased presentation of an issue. That went out the window with Ronald Reagan. Now it's coming back to bite his very own.

26 posted on 10/29/2009 9:10:24 AM PDT by kosta50 (Don't look up, the truth is all around you)
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To: NYer

After reading the article, I am reminded of something Mother Angelica once said, “If you’re not a thorn in somebody’s side, you’re not doing Christianity right.”


27 posted on 10/29/2009 9:24:09 AM PDT by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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To: wombtotomb

flack = flak?

flak - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Etymology: German, from Fliegerabwehrkanonen, from Flieger flyer + Abwehr defense + Kanonen cannons. Date: 1938. 1 : antiaircraft guns ...


28 posted on 10/29/2009 9:47:14 AM PDT by bt_dooftlook (ACORN = Another Communist-Overrun Rats-Nest)
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To: NYer
"Good news bump! We must be doing a good job to be so hated and despised."

Yep! To quote a phrase: "If we're taking flak, we must be over the target!"

29 posted on 10/29/2009 9:48:59 AM PDT by redhead (They are running SCARED, folks! :o) Check out the Halfbaked Sourdough at mukluk.wordpress.com)
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To: ottbmare
"We could pray for poor Dawkins, you know."

I've been praying for him and Christopher Hitchens for some time now. This might be a sign that the Lord is working on somebody's conscience. I love it when a plan comes together...

30 posted on 10/29/2009 9:51:04 AM PDT by redhead (They are running SCARED, folks! :o) Check out the Halfbaked Sourdough at mukluk.wordpress.com)
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To: Gerish
Love it!!!

I attended the funeral of a 91 y/o woman today. The priest spoke of her devotion to St. Ann and how it guided so many decisions in her life. She had a good life, loving family and devoted to her parish. Afterwards I began to think about Mother Angelica, whose life has been anything but simple. I truly believe the strokes that silenced her are part of her purgatory on earth so she can be welcomed into eternal happiness with her divine spouse. What a remarkable woman!!

31 posted on 10/29/2009 10:06:18 AM PDT by NYer ( "One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone"- Benedict XVI)
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To: NYer
I am having a hard time trying to understand why I should care what this type of person thinks...

Dawkins is in his third marriage.

32 posted on 10/29/2009 10:13:03 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (HARDCORE RRREDNECK! yip yip)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Dawkins is in his third marriage.

He has a ways to go to catch up with Liz Taylor who was married 8 times.

33 posted on 10/29/2009 10:43:28 AM PDT by NYer ( "One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone"- Benedict XVI)
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To: bt_dooftlook

Sorry about the misspelling. I guess I am more a spirit of the word than the letter of the word......


34 posted on 10/29/2009 1:00:32 PM PDT by wombtotomb
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To: NYer

Any more the voice behind the curtain of the liberal press is Satan.

Atheism has such a great track record
USSR 20M, China 80M, North Korea 2M, Cambodia 2M, Vietnam 1M, 1.7M Africa and these are considerably underestimated.

And that is just their own citizens and doesn’t include abortion.


35 posted on 10/29/2009 1:26:52 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED
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To: massmike

Thanks for the link.


36 posted on 10/29/2009 1:32:29 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED
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To: NYer; All

“”MAJOR NEWSPAPERS BLAST CATHOLICISM””

All any of this stuff does is verifies the fact we belong to the one True Church

From the words of the late Blessed Fulton Sheen......

“If I were not a Catholic, and were looking for the true Church in the world today, I would look for the one Church which did not get along well with the world; in other words, I would look for the Church which the world hated. My reason for doing this would be, that if Christ is in any one of the churches of the world today, He must still be hated as He was when He was on earth in the flesh. If you would find Christ today, then find the Church that does not get along with the world. Look for the Church that is hated by the world as Christ was hated by the world. Look for the Church that is accused of being behind the times, as our Lord was accused of being ignorant and never having learned. Look for the Church which men sneer at as socially inferior, as they sneered at Our Lord because He came from Nazareth. Look for the Church which is accused of having a devil, as Our Lord was accused of being possessed by Beelzebub, the Prince of Devils. Look for the Church which, in seasons of bigotry, men say must be destroyed in the name of God as men crucified Christ and thought they had done a service to God. Look for the Church which the world rejects because it claims it is infallible, as Pilate rejected Christ because He called Himself the Truth. Look for the Church which is rejected by the world as Our Lord was rejected by men. Look for the Church which amid the confusions of conflicting opinions, its members love as they love Christ, and respect its Voice as the very voice of its Founder, and the suspicion will grow, that if the Church is unpopular with the spirit of the world, then it is unworldly, and if it is unworldly it is other worldly. Since it is other-worldly, it is infinitely loved and infinitely hated as was Christ Himself. But only that which is Divine can be infinitely hated and infinitely loved. Therefore the Church is Divine.”
—Fulton Sheen


37 posted on 10/29/2009 2:26:01 PM PDT by stfassisi ((The greatest gift God gives us is that of overcoming self"-St Francis Assisi)))
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To: stfassisi
If I were not a Catholic, and were looking for the true Church in the world today, I would look for the one Church which did not get along well with the world; in other words, I would look for the Church which the world hated

Thank you for the post and ping! I recall him saying this on one of the reruns. The proof is in the pudding, so to say.

38 posted on 10/29/2009 3:04:07 PM PDT by NYer ( "One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone"- Benedict XVI)
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To: stfassisi
If I were not a Catholic, and were looking for the true Church in the world today, I would look for the one Church which did not get along well with the world; in other words, I would look for the Church which the world hated.

Bishop Sheen was right, as usual.

39 posted on 10/29/2009 3:18:33 PM PDT by Lorica
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To: Varda

Those who harbor so much hatred toward Catholics need to recognize the fact that they are advancing Satan’s agenda to attack the Church. I guess that means they’re on his team.


40 posted on 10/29/2009 5:13:48 PM PDT by Melian ("frequently in error, rarely in doubt")
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To: NYer; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of interest.

Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment

Obama: “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

41 posted on 10/29/2009 5:15:51 PM PDT by narses ("These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own.")
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To: NYer

These people are worthy of nothing more than pity and prayer.

I never understood why these gay rights/pro-abortion/”social justice” CINO’s just don’t be come Episcopalian.


42 posted on 10/29/2009 6:36:26 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: narses

They are all so jealous. I love it!


43 posted on 10/29/2009 9:15:49 PM PDT by GinaLolaB
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LOL.

The libs behind the "major newspapers" realize that they are neither "major" or "news" any longer. Stop the trees from being cut for this liberal garbage.

Newspapers are fading fast. It's all online, my friends.

The Catholic Church? God founded it. It will be around until the end of time. People won't even recall (hopefully) what "newspapers" were at that point in time. Newspapers? Oh yeah.........that tripe that used to cost a quarter, but now 2 bucks; the print that no one buys anymore. Yes.

44 posted on 10/29/2009 10:08:29 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: RobbyS

Buchanan has been proven right more often than not, but electability trumps principals every time. Go figure.


45 posted on 10/30/2009 4:41:45 PM PDT by TradicalRC (The peace sign is the new swastika.)
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To: GatorGirl

Not so simple. After the Council many of our priests, religious, and even bishops sought to break with the past, or rather decided that “modernism” was the truth. And it started before that. During the 18th Century many of our clergy had converted to liberalism. In the Austrian Empire the Emperor Joseph had sought to impose”reform” on the Church in his land. Many clerics took prominent roles in the French Revolution, and took part in a “nationalization” of the Church in France. Among them was Talleyrand, a bishop, who abandoned his call to become a leading member of the Directory and afterwards foreign minister for Napoleon.

In our own country toward the end of the 19th century, the “Americanists” sought to change the Church to conform more with our democratic ideals, and to resent Roman control. In Europe the modernists sought to liberalize theology, only to be suppressed by Pope Pius X. There were modernists here, and after the Council they seized their opportunity and imposed radical reforms on a laity that was not exactly crying out for reform. Except on one issue: birth control. The issue of human reproduction has done to alienate the church from the modern world than almost anything else, and it is directly related to the most important difference. That is the conviction of the world that nothing exists apart from it, or that if there is, then nothing that cares about the affairs of men. The majority of Catholics are torn between this view and the vierw of th Church. They don’t want to abandon the Church but they compartmentalize what it teaches. They desperately want to “fit in.” and to fit in they must agree that having children—or “Too Many” children—is an insufferable burden.


46 posted on 10/30/2009 9:44:17 PM PDT by RobbyS (Chirho.)
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