I’ve said it many times before and I’ll say it again: The Boston Globe has a vested interest in playing up the so-called parishioner revolts against the archdiocese because (a) it makes their coverage of the Scandal seem so much more important and (b) it provides a basis for people to then challenge the Church’s teachings.
Thus, today we have yet another report full of biased reporting. For one thing, Michael Paulson gets his facts just plain wrong through a failure to provide all the details:
The Christmas morning arrest of two parishioners who refused to leave Sacred Heart Church in South Natick capped a two-month period in which the archdiocese has prevented any new parish vigils by delaying and altering closings plans and, in Natick and Winchester, through the arrest of parishioners.
The archdiocese did not ask for the man in Winchester to be arrested. He was arrested by police after he started fighting with them as they escorted him out of the church. The charge stemmed from his actions against the cops, not from the Church. And the Natick arrests were also not instigated by the archdiocese. The pastor asked the police to assist in removing trespassers and when they resisted, the cops arrested them. And in both cases, the archdiocese asked for charges to be dropped.