Boston Globe Opens Catholic Web Site-What Could Go Wrong?

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Crux

 

(Following up on Tito’s post on Crux, here is my take.)

Well, the Boston Globe, uber liberal rag with a well-earned Catholic bashing reputation, is opening a Catholic web site:

Boston Globe Media Partners today launched a new website exploring news and issues of the Catholic Church, faith, spirituality and Catholic lifestyle, called Crux. The free, standalone site is at cruxnow.com.

Crux provides national and international news and analysis of the Catholic Church and the practice of Catholicism, with a focus on how news from the Vatican and the words and actions of Pope Francis affect Catholics worldwide. Its content will appeal to a broad swath of people: active Catholics who regularly follow religious news, “casual” Catholics who may not be regular Mass attendees, those who are simply interested in the dynamic and popular Pope Francis, and readers of all faiths who are eager to explore spirituality in general.

“Now is as good a time as I’ve ever seen to launch a site like this,” said Globe Editor Brian McGrory. “The pope is a champion of inclusiveness, openness and social justice, and he has reignited interest in the Catholic faith and faith in general.”

Teresa Hanafin, a 29-year veteran of the Globe, will be the editor of Crux.

“We are going to explore traditional Catholic life within the context of modern day Catholicism, as well as give full voice to disagreements and challenges within the Church,” she said.

Go here to read the rest.  John Allen is associate editor of the blog.  Allen, now a Boston Globe employee, was a a long term reporter for the National Catholic Reporter, Fishwrap in Father Z’s usage.  Allen’s heart is firmly on the Catholic left, note, here, his use of the term Taliban Catholics, but he is also generally a good and accurate reporter.  Go here to view the Crux website.  I am expecting little good from this project, but I hope I am disappointed.

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15 Comments

  1. “Now is as good a time as I’ve ever seen to launch a site like this,…The pope is a champion of inclusiveness, openness and social justice, and he has reignited interest in the Catholic faith and faith in general.” (Brian McGrory)

    “We are going to explore traditional Catholic life within the context of modern day Catholicism, as well as give full voice to disagreements and challenges within the Church,” she said. (Teresa Hanifin, new editor)

    Is anyone else’s head also starting to hurt? Bayer, anyone?

  2. The only person at the Boston Globe who has a good understanding of the Catholic Church is the wonderful devout Jew, Jeff Jacoby. The catholics at the Globe have a hopeless misunderstanding of Her. They hated Saint John Paul II and Pope Benedict because they were Catholic. I do not know what Church doctrine Pope Francis has overturned which gives them such false hope that 2,000 years of Church teaching is now negotiable.

  3. One hopes for the best but the rhetoric surrounding the launch gives rise to legitimate suspicion that this will be the voice of the Pelosi Magisterium.

  4. The sinners Jesus ate with invited Him and listened to Him. These sinners Jesus ate with wanted to know God and conversion. These sinners paid attention to Jesus, attention, respect and love.
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    Inclusivness for the reprobate, blasphemer and the excommunicated, those without good will for the common good, only encourages their violence.
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    The floor of hell is paved with bishops’ skulls. Pope Francis is the bishop of Rome. So is Cardl. Dolan a bishop.
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    Does one believe that the CRUX will notice the difference between the soul seeking Christ and redemption and the soul seeking political power at the cost of his flock?

  5. I have long been a fan of Jeff Jacoby’s writings also, Donald. As an aside, a friend told me that William Bulger, the former President of the Massachusetts Senate, once said the Boston Globe always hires catholics to bash the Church.

  6. “The pope is a champion of inclusiveness and … social justice.” His Church is open to all. People exclude themselves. Since justice accrues to individuals, I do not know what “social’ justice means.

  7. “As an aside, a friend told me that William Bulger, the former President of the Massachusetts Senate, once said the Boston Globe always hires catholics to bash the Church.”

    Bulger and his murderer brother “Whitey” have their own problems, but that statement is accurate. All you have to know about the Globe is that anti-Catholic hysteric James Carroll is one of their star columnists. When even Michael Sean Winters of the National Catholic Reporter is calling him to account, one can comprehend just how extreme Carroll is:

    http://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/james-carrolls-silly-solipsism

    Here is James Martin of America attacking Carroll:

    http://americamagazine.org/content/all-things/james-carrolls-stereotyping

    Carroll, an ex-priest, has “issues”. He never resolved his conflict with his father Joseph Carroll, an Air Force Lieutenant General.

    Here is a good review of Carroll’s self serving memoir An American Reqiuem. http://brothersjudd.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/reviews.detail/book_id/1147

    Carroll has spent his life in continual revolt against everything his father held dear. Pathetic is too mild a term for James Carroll.

  8. Is there a new Gospel translation? Does the inclusive (read heterodox), post-modern (read make-believe) gospel quote Jesus saying, “. . . and take up your crux and follow me.”?

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