on the National Catholic Fishwrap’s “baseless and sordid swipe at the Catholic Church”


National Catholic Reporter Smears Arch. of Los Angeles in Bogus Abuse Story

The left-wing National Catholic Reporter newspaper [aka The Fishwrap] is suggesting that a newly discovered 27-year-old letter somehow may be evidence that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles knew that a priest it had welcomed from England had been accused of child abuse there.

In fact, even a cursory look at the 1985 letter reveals that such a claim is blatantly untrue!

The author of the feckless piece is Joshua J. McElwee, a “staff writer” at the discordant publication.


Indeed, the media has doled out enough fair criticism of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for its past mishandlings of abuse cases. But the Reporter is now scraping the bottom of the barrel and finessing facts in a desperate attempt to wring a story out of some new marginal information.

The Reporter is building a reputation for biased reporting on the abuse narrative, and McElwee’s piece comes across as a baseless and sordid swipe at the Catholic Church.

The whole article is worth your time.  They have NcR firmly in their cross-hairs.