UNEVEN TREATMENT OF SEXUAL ABUSE

By |2017-03-20T17:47:25-04:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The movie "Spotlight" opened in November and quickly became fodder for more disinformation about the scandal in the Boston Archdiocese and beyond. Pages 6-7 address this issue. For a more complete analysis see pages 10-12. The media have pushed "Spotlight," the movie that recently opened about the Boston Globe team that exposed priestly sexual abuse in [...]

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CRUX WRITER SMACKS OF DISHONESTY

By |2015-12-18T18:49:26-05:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Margery Eagan has a long history of ripping the Catholic Church, but her latest salvo shows how utterly unhinged she has become. Her article, "The Church's Sexual Abuse Crisis is Not Over," was posted on Crux, a website that reports on Catholic news. Eagan was delighted that the movie "Spotlight," keeps the scandal in the news. [...]

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“SPOTLIGHT” LAWYER IS NO HERO

By |2015-12-18T18:49:27-05:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Stanley Tucci plays church-suing attorney Mitchell Garabedian in "Spotlight," the film about the sexual abuse scandal in the Boston Archdiocese. Tucci, who has never met Garabedian, calls him "the unsung hero" of this story. He also says the lawyer "cares about these victims." It is too bad Garabedian cares not a whit about priests who have [...]

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LOUSY JOURNALISM ON “SPOTLIGHT”

By |2015-12-18T18:49:28-05:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

"Spotlight," which recently opened, has been heralded as an example of solid journalism, the kind of movie that should be shown in college journalism classes. Ironically, many journalists who have touted the movie have proved just how lousy they are at their craft. Journalists for the following media outlets got their facts wrong: New York Post; [...]

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BOSTON GLOBE REEKS OF BIAS

By |2017-03-20T17:47:25-04:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On the front page of the Metro Section in a recent edition of the Boston Globe, there was a story about the movie "Spotlight" that smacks of bias and gullibility; the former is driving the latter. Lisa Wangsness relied on Terence McKiernan of Bishop Accountability for her data. She wrote that he told her that "the [...]

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When the Pope Tried to Kill Hitler

By |2017-03-20T17:47:25-04:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Ronald J. Rychlak Pope Pius XII and the Nazis: far too many writers have wandered into this fascinating subject without bringing anything new to the table. Many of the late pope's critics have simply repeated information that appeared in already discredited books and articles, but even some supporters have done little more than parrot earlier accounts. [...]

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