Ideology trumps reporting…

In a National Review Online article, Ann Carey summarizes the mainstream media’s reaction to and fallout from the doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF).

In short, the reporting reveals “ignorance/laziness/bias.”

No surprise there, because this lack of reporting of the facts furthers the mainstream media’s ongoing “David versus Goliath” narrative.  Except, of course in this version, it’s “All of those poor, disrespected, and enslaved Sisters versus THE male Vatican apparatchiks.”

One difficulty with this narrative, at least as it’s being reported by the mainstream media, is that most of those Sisters don’t belong to LCWR.  According to Carey:

The grassroots sisters in religious orders do not belong to LCWR, and have neither voice nor vote in the organization. Many of these sisters have told me they resent the LCWR claiming it represents them.

Then, too, Carey points out that most of the mainstream media has ignored the serious doctrinal problems identified by the CDF, indicating a “rejection of faith.”  These include: undermining the doctrines of the Holy Trinity, the divinity of Christ, and the inspiration of Sacred Scripture as well as embracing radical feminism.  As Carey notes:

These are all major doctrines of the Catholic Church, not just “basic, nonheretical questions about gender equality in the church,” as the Times editorial claims.

The Motley Monk notes that in this narrative—pitting the Church’s mission against a secularist agenda—the mainstream media doesn’t seem to be much interested in reporting the facts.  After all, the ideological target is the Church, which may explain why those facts aren’t being reported.

 

Worse yet, Carey thinks, the truth may be that those who are reporting the story may not have even read the CDF’s documentation.

 

To read Ann Carey’s article, click on the following link:
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/301714/nun-too-accurate-reporting-ann-carey#

To read The Motley Monk’s daily blog, click on the following link:
http://themotleymonk.blogspot.com/

3 Responses to Ideology trumps reporting…

  • “Pope: Stop bullying nuns” …into being Catholic. Let them go to hell.

  • Mainstream Media:
    What does the LWCR say about abortion of innocent dependents who have no help at their death?
    What does the LCWR say about capital punishment of murderers proven guilty?
    What does the LCWR say about the Ten Commandments and He who gave these?
    What does the LCWR teach about saving souls and He who would save these?
    Who are the LCWR and why do they reject the truths of Catholicism?
    How could the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith be more charitable in their concern for the immortal souls of these who have rejected the God of their religion ?
    What about the more than 50,000 Catholic Religious women in the US not affiliated and why aren’t they affiliated? What do they think?

  • Since when is figuring out whether someone is Catholic bullying?

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