SexualAbuse http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7261/all en Times Finally Questions Context of Abuse Allegations Against The Vatican http://mrc.org/articles/times-finally-questions-context-abuse-allegations-against-vatican <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Monica Davey gives The Vatican a say: &quot;Jeffrey S. Lena, a California lawyer representing the Holy See, said that while Mr. Anderson had performed an important function...his legal maneuvers against the Vatican tended to operate from a misreading of the how the church is organized. Mr. Anderson views the church as a purely &#039;top-down&#039; structure, Mr. Lena said, whereas much power is actually exercised locally by bishops without the direct involvement or knowledge of the Holy See.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>After leading the coverage against The Vatican on allegations of long-standing mass cover-ups of sexual abuse by priests, the Times on Wednesday finally questioned some of the context behind the charges in a relatively unflattering profile by Monica Davey of hyperactive anti-Vatican lawyer Jeffrey Anderson: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/28/us/28lawyer.html">A Frenzied Pace for the Lawyer Behind Suits Against the Vatican</a>."<br /><br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/times-finally-questions-context-abuse-allegations-against-vatican" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CatholicChurch JeffreyAnderson Lawsuits liberalmediabias MonicaDavey NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias SexualAbuse TimesWatch Wed, 28 Apr 2010 18:54:00 +0000 admin 7536 at http://mrc.org Media: Pope Benedict Guilty Until Proven Innocent http://mrc.org/articles/media-pope-benedict-guilty-until-proven-innocent <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >The broadcast networks couldn't ignore Holy Week, the pinnacle of the Christian calendar, so instead they used it this year to smear the Catholic Church as a harbor for abusive priests.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-pope-benedict-guilty-until-proven-innocent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education abc CatholicChurch cbs EveningNews NBC NightlyNews PopeBenedictXVI SexualAbuse WorldNewswithDianeSawyer Wed, 07 Apr 2010 04:00:00 +0000 admin 29086 at http://mrc.org Vatican Responds to NYT Accusations Against Pope Benedict XVI http://mrc.org/articles/vatican-responds-nyt-accusations-against-pope-benedict-xvi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cardinal William Levada, a top Vatican official, issues a rare plea in response to Times coverage of how the Church handled several cases of alleged sexual abuse by priests, and what Joseph Ratzinger (who became Pope Benedict XVI) knew about the Church&#039;s response. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In an unusual move, last night the <a href="http://www.vatican.va/resources/resources_card-levada2010_en.html">Vatican responded</a> to several stories in the Times alleging that Joseph Ratzinger mishandled several sex abuse cases before he became Pope Benedict XVI, coverage that has thrown the international Church into turmoil.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/vatican-responds-nyt-accusations-against-pope-benedict-xvi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CardinalWilliamLevada CatholicChurch LaurieGoodstein liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PopeBenedictXVI Religion Scandal SexualAbuse TimesWatch Vatican Thu, 01 Apr 2010 15:11:00 +0000 admin 7475 at http://mrc.org On NBC, Boy Scout Scandal Merits Story, But Club's 100th Anniversary Didn't http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-boy-scout-scandal-merits-story-clubs-100th-anniversary-didnt <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/anthony-kang">Anthony Kang</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >When it comes to socially-conservative groups media outlets like to cover the scandals instead of the celebrations.</p> <br /> <p >That's exactly what NBC did to the Boy Scouts of America which had its 100th<sup> </sup>anniversary Jan. 25. NBC “Nightly News” <a href="http://www.cultureandmediainstitute.org/articles/2010/20100317103357.aspx" />completely ignored the anniversary</a>, but did remember to cover Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day during that broadcast.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-boy-scout-scandal-merits-story-clubs-100th-anniversary-didnt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Anniversary BoyScouts LeeCowan MattLauer molestation NBC sexscandal SexualAbuse Thu, 01 Apr 2010 04:00:00 +0000 admin 29090 at http://mrc.org NY Times Columnist Calls for Priests to Marry, Choosing Female Pope http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-columnist-calls-priests-marry-choosing-female-pope <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sarah-knoploh">Sarah Knoploh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Amid allegations of abuse by Catholic priests, some in the liberal news media have taken the opportunity to push for liberal “reforms” in the church, even though those supposed reforms contradict church doctrine.</p> <br /> <p >On March 27, liberal New York Times columnist <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/28/opinion/28dowd.html" />Maureen Dowd</a> joined them by calling for a female pope and other changes to what she called a “paternalistic and autocratic culture.” </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/ny-times-columnist-calls-priests-marry-choosing-female-pope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith CatholicChurch femalepope MaureenDowd pope PopeBenedict sexscandal SexualAbuse womanpriests Mon, 29 Mar 2010 04:00:00 +0000 admin 29096 at http://mrc.org