Jun 10, 2006

More on the June 9 "Tidings"

Fr. Richard McBrien's column in the June 9 issue of Cardinal Roger Mahony's Archdiocesan newspaper, The Tidings, is not the only one in that edition that indulges in the "liberal" sport of name-calling against "conservatives."

"The New Puritans," a column by Tom Ehrich, whom The Tidings identifies as "an Episcopal priest" in North Carolina, does the same thing. Ehrich whines about "an eerie New Puritanism that picked up steam with President Reagan...and now...is pushing hard a political and moralistic agenda that shows an astonishing disregard for American history and heritage."

(Ehrich is wrong, of course. America's history and heritage are pro-life and pro-family.)

Ehrich then sees "hyper-moralizing, sectarian suspicions, and church-state blurring," and he claims that "Intolerance dominates the religious landscape." He intimates that some blame this on conservatives seeing themselves as victims, "...as if science victimized faith, 'free love' victimized the straitlaced, homosexuality victimized families, immigrants victimized true Americans, and Hollywood victimized children."

Ehrich's solution is "communities where people know each other and get beyond their fear of diversity, where we let go of any need to control how other people live their lives and worship their God" -- where "we meet in the middle and work together." This is code-speak for not opposing abortion, the homosexual agenda, relativism and religious indifferentism.

Cardinal Mahony's newspaper printed this invidious and worthless column. Does he agree with it? If he does not, then why would he subject his flock to it? What value does he see in it? He and his editors can always hide behind their Op-ed Pages disclaimer that some "opinions may not always agree with the viewpoints of The Tidings' Editorial Council."

Instead of publishing schismatics' "opinions," Cardinal Mahony's newspaper ought to use its valuable space for Catholic truth -- quoting the pro-life, pro-family papal encyclicals and the documents from the Pontifical Council for the Family and the other pontifical councils.


Blogger Christina Martin said...

What amazes me is that anyone could garner any respect by presenting himself as a representative of the very thing he opposes and implies enmity toward (such as the Church and her teachings).

I'm curious to see what changes might occur in the Los Angeles diocese, under Pope Benedict.

7:53 AM  
Anonymous Consanescerion (David C.) said...

Golly, Quintero, what do you expect? The upper ranks of the Catholic clergy in SoCal seem to empathize very strongly with provacative Episcopalian positions, particularly ordaining fornicating homosexuals.

Watch for more Episcopalian ministers to publish in the Tidings in the years to come. The masks are coming off.

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mahony mandated that parishes purchase subscriptions of this stupid newspaper for 10 per cent of their English speaking members. This is the only way this purveyor of poison in print can survive. Forced subscriptions for crap.

How much longer does LA have to suffer under Mahony's reign of terror.

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Consanescerion (David C.) said...

HEY QUINTERO! you can find the same article here!


6:05 PM  
Anonymous Consanescerion (David C.) said...

It was cutoff, 2nd try:


6:06 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear David C,

Thank you for the tip. I see that it was a Religion News Service column.

Not that I am sure about it, but I think the Kansas City Star, which is the paper your link is to, has always been a "liberal" paper. How would you characterize it?

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Consanescerion (David C.) said...

Haven't read it enough to know. I'm a SoCal type. Just searched for the article.

I assume that any newspaper publishing something that deliberately offends the devout is by definition, liberal.

10:53 PM  
Blogger Kenneth Fisher, Founder & CRCOA said...

Tomorrow starts the USCCB Meeting in Los Angeles at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel on 5th and Grand.

CRCOA intends to be there and we have many signs and banners for those who come and stand up for the True Faith.

We also have much literature to give to the Bishops, but just how much we will be able to accomplish depends on how many workers there are for the Harvest.

Our main prayerful demonstrations will be tomorrow from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at the Hotel, and Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at the Cathedral.

However we will be there all the time from about 10:30 tomorrow until about 2:00 PM Saturday. We will have signs, banners, and materials for those who come to help during those times as well.

For further information, call CRCOA at: 714-491-2284.

God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher, Founder & Chairman, Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc.

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