The New York Times flunks Ecclesiology 101
Mar 12 2009
The quaint notion that The New York Times is the nation’s paper of record took another hit Feb. 23, when the Grey Lady ran a commentary on Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan’s appointment as the new archbishop of New York. Written by Michael Powell and headlined, “A Genial Enforcer of Rome’s Doctrine,” the article displayed a confusion about what the Catholic Church is, and how the Catholic Church operates, that would embarrass a reasonably well-catechized eighth-grader. (And yes, Virginia, there are “reasonably well-catechized eighth-graders.” But I digress.)
Papal trip to Holy Land takes shape
Feb 20 2009
VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI’s planned trip to the Holy Land was slowly taking shape in February, and the tentative schedule included a number of important pastoral and interreligious events.