Predictably though, it comes with its usual selective spin and daily dose of heresy.
So this week, I thought I'd provide a bit of a 'Cath Watch' service to save you time and angst.
What may be of interest....
Heresy and dissent watchlist...
- The Lessons of Philadelphia takes you to a National Catholic Reporter article on one of the latest chapters in the abuse scandal.
An important topic raising important questions. But the article itself seems more likely to confuse than enlighten. Yes well, it is called the national fishwrap by some for a reason!
For some balance, read an article from the infinitely better, and actually orthodox, National Catholic Register, giving the US bishops' response to developments.
- Benedict's Passion takes you to a review of the Pope's new book in America magazine by a professor of Jesuit-run Boston College.
But if you actually want to see real Scriptural study return to the Church, try instead this post on the excellent Sacred Page blog run by three professors of Scripture and theology. The post highlights an article by Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles on the Pope's book, and praises it as the path to renewal in bible studies. The blog author comments: "Would that all Catholic bishops would write to their faithful about the need to follow Benedict's example of Scripture study!"
- Priest's plaintive search for God in personal tragedy provides a chance for Australian Jesuit Fr Richard Leonard to spruik his new book on finding God when suffering strikes us.
Unfortunately, the author's summary of his book seems to pump for the heretical answer on pretty much every possible count (it denies the efficacy of prayer, telling us for example to stop praying for rain in the face of drought and so forth, rejects the idea of redemptive suffering, punishment in this life, of the acquisition of merit in heaven, and much more).