The press of late has been dominated by coverage of the Church and the sexual abuse crisis. Much of this reporting has been sketchy on the facts and/or downright slanderous. Moreover, there is something in the conduct of many of the critics (secular and/or religious) that indicates they wish to exploit this tragedy to advance their vendetta against the Holy Father, whom they begrudge for other decisions of his pontificate. Following are links to two ongoing roundup of news and commentary.
- Pope Benedict, the Catholic Church and the sexual abuse crisis [Roundup] (The Benedict Blog March 30, 2010).
- Cardinal Ratzinger / Pope Benedict XVI and “The Murphy Case” (The Benedict Blog March 27, 2010). Cataloguing the responses (and rebuttals) to the New York Times’ smear campaign against the Pope, concerning the case of the Rev. Lawrence C. Murphy, who worked at a school for deaf children from 1950 to 1974.