Why are there so many anti-Catholic stories?
I pulled up the Faith and Values section on The Eagle's website. I was wrong. It wasn't just my bias. The vast majority of stories about the Catholic Church or Catholics are "Catholics do bad things" stories. What a shame.
With a billion Catholics in the world and every one of them a sinner, it makes for an easy target, especially when some leaders do horrible and sinful acts while abusing their authority. Furthermore, I know the media doesn't understand what they consider the antiquated doctrines of the church and the reasons behind the Catholics who would freely choose to follow such a life.
Every Catholic has failed (as has every non-Catholic), but I can look in the mirror to find a sinner easy enough. Why read about one every time I open the Faith and Values section of the paper?
If the purpose of the section of The Eagle is to point out bad Catholics, never mind my bias. But, if it is to report on faith and values, why not try something different for a change?
I am not asking for The Eagle to ignore facts, tough stories, or not to report on what should be reported.
But, with a billion Catholics in the world, I am sure there are many interesting stories being told daily which could be found worthy of being printed.
But, then again, maybe I am biased.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
My Letter To The Editor
Below is a recent letter to the editor of The Eagle, the local newspaper, which I wrote last week and was published today. I did not provide the title to the letter.