Column: The WILD ‘Sunday Morning’ Gossip on CBS

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On Palm Sunday, Christians have a good time the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem to nice fanfare and celebration. However for CBS, Palm Sunday is an event to throw wild, tabloidish allegations towards the Catholic Church. 

Sunday Morning host Jane Pauley started this system: “As we speak is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Christianity’s Holy Week. Catholic monks take the main position of their parishes, after all, at the same time as a long-hidden difficulty of their ranks is popping out of the shadows.”

Homosexual reporter Seth Doane defined: “Earlier this month, the Vatican confirmed monks can’t bless same-sex partnerships. However inside this closed-off establishment, there’s an open secret. What number of homosexual monks do you assume there are?”

Father James Martin, a Jesuit and LGBT activist throughout the church, guessed: “If it was 40 p.c, I would not be shocked. If it was 80 p.c, I would not be shocked.”

This isn’t a ballot, or a research. This can be a guess — from somebody who desires to make the Catholic Church abandon all these antiquated scriptural passages and traditions. As a “information” community, that is simply as accountable as asking somebody to guess what number of Muslim imams are secretly homosexual. However American information networks by no means say “Hey, it’s Ramadan, that is the most effective time to run a blistering advocacy piece towards the backward individuals main Islam!” 

From there, Doane turned to Frederick Martel, “a French writer who spent 4 years researching his ebook Within the Closet of the Vatican, in regards to the homosexual underworld there. He says he interviewed a whole bunch of monks, even cardinals.”

Martel claimed “It’s a giant silent group, an enormous silent majority. It’s fifty shades of homosexual, I imply, plenty of completely different sorts of homosexual.” Doane added “He suggests the biggest group of males within the Vatican could also be homosexual, however don’t follow, and may really be probably the most homophobic.” CBS by no means talked about Martel is a homosexual atheist.

Doane’s subsequent skilled was an actual beaut. “Francesco Mangiacapra is a intercourse employee with a regulation diploma, who discovered one priest consumer led to a different and one other.” The CBS reporter requested “What number of monks do you assume you’ve got slept with?” The male prostitute guessed “I take into consideration 100…Now we have, in Italy, many, many hundreds of monks, so 100 just isn’t a lot.”

Doane then displayed a thick sheaf of paper. “Over roughly 5 years, he compiled this 1200-page file of private profiles, graphic photographs, and textual content message exchanges with roughly 50 of the monks who have been his shoppers. He submitted it to his native archdiocese of Naples, he says, as a political act.” 

Each phrase of this CBS story is a political act. 

Two homosexual monks have been featured – Father Greg Greitens of Milwaukee and “Father Frederick,” who spoke anonymously within the shadows. Greitens ended the piece by proclaiming “That is my residence. And I do not imagine that the house ought to be throwing out its kids.”

Doane doesn’t interview a Catholic defender of the normal religion, neither clergy nor laity. There isn’t any problem allowed to their specialists and their wild numerical claims. There’s no opposing aspect to the “fact,” as within the liberal perception that progress towards the repressive Bible-thumpers is inevitable. They don’t deserve time to reply.

No liberal reporter ever appears to ask why “homosexual Catholics” would not simply discover a extra “welcoming” church just like the Episcopalians. As a result of the left desires the “backward” church buildings to be subverted to their ideology. That is simply the most recent crusading CBS “information” story of many who seeks to disgrace the Vatican into abandoning hundreds of years of custom. 

Joyful Easter, certainly.