Catholic bishops blame the media as `the enemy’

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(RNS) The Vatican’s highest-ranking American has joined a growing number of Roman Catholic bishops lashing out at the media for implicating Pope Benedict XVI in the failure to remove predatory priests from ministry. Cardinal William Levada, Benedict’s successor as the Vatican’s chief enforcer of doctrine, accused The New York Times on Wednesday (March 31) of […]

  • Sid

    Satan is working overtime.

  • Phillip Cato

    What moral authority? That authority was compromised a very long time ago. This wounded defensiveness is at best disingenuous; at worst, openly hypocritical. There is no defense for protecting exploiters of children, only culpability. These pompous defenders should be ashamed of themselves. This is not likely, however, since their hierarchy of values begins and ends with the protection of the institution that is the Roman Catholic Church, and the prolongation of their tenure in power.