Never miss an opportunity to bash the Church

Never miss an opportunity to bash the Church

It seems that a dictum of the Boston Globe is to never miss a chance to bash the Church or her teaching. To wit, in today’s edition Bella English writes about the women of one family who have a tradition of having dinner together once per month. Um, okay. What’s the point? Yeah, they’ve been doing it for 25 years, but don’t other people have longstanding family traditions? What makes this newsworthy?

But then, right in the middle of the article, we’re treated to several paragraphs bashing Cardinal Bernal Law and then later on we hear undermining of the Church’s teaching on homosexuality and bashing of “The Passion of the Christ.” The article ends with a remark that for the first time, outsiders are being invited for their 25th anniversary, including Sister Zita Fleming, the retired head of the archdiocese Office of AIDS Ministry. Hmm.

So again I ask, what was the point? I might dismiss it as a non-sequitur until I remember that Bella English has recently been assigned by the Globe to cover parish closings, and that when she has done so, she shown a bit of bias, inserting her opinions about the selection of particular parishes in her town into her supposedly news, not opinion, pieces.

Am I being paranoid? Maybe. But then it’s not paranoia if they’re really out to get you. And as we’ve seen ample evidence of, they are really out to get the Church.