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Posted on 06/06/2012 7:11:31 AM PDT by marshmallow
The mainstream media has had a field day with the June 1 press release of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) accusing the Vatican of causing scandal and polarization by identifying doctrinal problems within the LCWR that need to be corrected. What is really an internal Church matter about the proper role of an organization that has canonical standing in the Catholic Church has become a hot topic in a media that seems to delight in any controversy within the Church, especially one that involves challenges to its authority.
Headlines like U.S. Nuns crack back at Vatican crackdown (USA Today, June 1) and American nuns come out swinging against Vatican (CNN, June 1) might be funny if they werent so very ignorant. In fact, ignorance and bias have marked much of the medias coverage of the doctrinal assessment of the LCWR by the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). Or perhaps its laziness, for it is clear that many of the people writing about this issue know little about the Catholic Church and even less about the background for this story.
The June 1 New York Times editorial When in Rome, Speak Up for Reality, is a prime example of this ignorance/laziness/bias. For starters, the LCWR does not represent 80 percent of the sisters in the U.S., as the Times and many other media outlets claim. It represents only its 1,500 members, and sometimes even that is questionable, for it was only the LCWR 21-member national board that met and issued the June 1 press release well in advance of the August LCWR annual membership meeting.
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20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch."
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