Friday, October 30, 2009

Abp Timothy Dolan's Op-ed piece on anti-Catholicism declined by NY Times now available on Archdiocese of New York website

The mainstream media could easily control information in a by-gone era by simply deciding not to report on something, or to only report on something partially in a way that matched the interest of the agency. The web has changed that and that is why newspapers and magazines are dying and turning to blogs and other online media.  People are fed up with biased reporting and op-ed pieces. 

I'm just passing this along to you, with the hopes that you will pass it along to a lot of other people because....that's what Catholic bloggers do when a paper like the New York Times declines to publish something from the archbishop of New York.  First, it is introduced on the archdiocesan website thus:


October 29, 2009

The following article was submitted in a slightly shorter form to the New York Times as an op-ed article. The Times declined to publish it. I thought you might be interested in reading it.

Now for the op-ed piece by +Dolan


By Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan
Archbishop of New York

October is the month we relish the highpoint of our national pastime, especially when one of our own New York teams is in the World Series!
Sadly, America has another national pastime, this one not pleasant at all: anti-catholicism.
It is not hyperbole to call prejudice against the Catholic Church a national pastime. Scholars such as Arthur Schlesinger Sr. referred to it as “the deepest bias in the history of the American people,” while John Higham described it as “the most luxuriant, tenacious tradition of paranoiac agitation in American history.” “The anti-semitism of the left,” is how Paul Viereck reads it, and Professor Philip Jenkins sub-titles his book on the topic “the last acceptable prejudice.”
If you want recent evidence of this unfairness against the Catholic Church, look no further than a few of these following examples of occurrences over the last couple weeks:

Continue reading Archbishop Timothy Dolan on anti-Catholicism at the Archdiocese of New York website.

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