Over at the editorial blog of the Dallas Morning News, one of the editorial writers, John Chamless, gives credence to the notion of a Roman Catholic conspiracy to impose the Church’s “undemocratic” principles on the United States. (There’s no direct link. Scroll down to “Biotech”, posted Oct. 21, 10:52 am.) Among the co-conspirators are the “arch conservatives” at Fox News Channel: Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, and Neil Cavuto. Neil’s a good guy, but Hannity and O’Reilly are hardly poster-boys as good, conservative Catholics. They regularly undermine Church teaching in their shows.
It’s hilarious that the guy makes a connection to Rupert Murdoch’s reception of a papal knighthood, as if the award was anything more than a slap on the back by Cardinal Mahony to a guy a who raised a lot of money for the Los Angeles archdiocese.
This is the sort of thing you’d read in a KKK pamphlet or Chick tract, not what I’d expect to see promulgated by an editorial writer of a major American newspaper. Perhaps we should let Chamless or his boss Keven Willey, editorial page editor, know what we think of such blatant anti-Catholicism.