Left-wing Catholics, and ex-Catholics, tried in vain to get Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph to step down, and now they have their sights set on Newark Archbishop John Myers. Their goal is to bring down a bishop—any bishop.
Leading the charge against Archbishop Myers is the Newark Star-Ledger, which on Sunday said he should resign. The newspaper is guilty of journalistic malfeasance, and for this reason the entire editorial board should resign immediately. To be specific, the newspaper has violated the tenets of the Society of Professional Journalists by failing to accurately report on this issue: “Deliberate distortion is never permissible.”
I have documented the Catholic League’s case against the newspaper in a report, “Star-Ledger’s War on Archbishop Myers.” To read it, click here. Some politicians, all pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage, as well as long-time foes of the Catholic Church (cited in the report), have jumped on the bandwagon.
We will make sure that everyone who needs to know the truth about this scurrilous attack on Archbishop Myers gets a copy of the report. We are sending it to the following:
a) every bishop in the nation
b) every administrative office in the Newark archdiocese
c) every pastor in the Newark archdiocese
d) the New Jersey Catholic Conference
e) the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office
f) the deans of every New Jersey college with a program in journalism
g) every TV and radio outlet in the area
h) over 200 employees at the newspaper, including those who cover “food news” and “soccer.”
Contact Tom Moran, editorial page editor: email@example.com