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Bishop Hosts Establishment Journalists To Bash Rising Catholic Media

Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron hosted a July 29 invite-only meeting of party journalists to talk about “disturbing trends in the online Catholic world.”

The meeting of those disturbed was about the rise of a “radical Traditionalist” movement, writes Christopher White on the dissenting NcrOnline.org (August 3).

White previously worked for CruxNow.com which is flooded with Bishop Barron advertisement. Present on the call were America Media (Jesuits), Catholic News Agency (EWTN), Catholic News Service (US bishops), CruxNow.com (sponsored also by Barron), and Our Sunday Visitor (U.S. National Weekly Newspaper).

The meeting also spoke about the phenomenon of tabloid news in the Catholic press. White describes the traditionalists more or less correctly as often young Catholics who prefer the traditional liturgy and subscribe to more conservative political beliefs and religious practices.

In recent weeks, Barron was criticised by Catholic media for defending indefensible parts of Vatican II. Barron reacted by saying that he preferred the online pushback of atheists to certain Catholics. He complained during the meeting that three full-time staff members spend their whole workdays deleting “inappropriate” comments levelled at him.

Picture: Robert Barron, CC-BY-SA, Wikicommons

Peter4God
Very apt comic from GTV Bergoglio abandoning the barque of Peter and settling for a rudderles raft, to take the Chruch in every direction, but the right direction
AlexBKaiser
Now, mean meme start
Jim Dorchak
This is the first thing I have seen that is reasonable to assume in a while.
pgmgn
Of course the individual prefers the online push back of atheists. Atheists won't challenge him when he deviates from Catholic teaching. Kind of like a fake teacher preferring the truly ignorant who will assume that that cake and ice cream and are a calculus lesson.

Whatever.

Go ahead with your "secret" meeting. You've been having those closed door sessions forever. But the rocks will cry out …More
Of course the individual prefers the online push back of atheists. Atheists won't challenge him when he deviates from Catholic teaching. Kind of like a fake teacher preferring the truly ignorant who will assume that that cake and ice cream and are a calculus lesson.

Whatever.

Go ahead with your "secret" meeting. You've been having those closed door sessions forever. But the rocks will cry out even if you attempt to shut down the world. Just the way it goes.
Arthur McGowan
Trads wonder who is going to win. The Ape Church has shut down its churches and schools. The only evidence of energy and zeal (e.g., the Archdiocese of Washington) is the way their fundraisers lay seige to nursing homes and retirement communities.
Jim Dorchak
I still do not care about anything bISHOP Barron says.
AlexBKaiser
The Bishop brought much very reasonable criticism upon himself and now meets with his fans to discuss his critics.
Child of Our Lady
'We have reasonable hope to believe what Bishop Barron says should be fact checked against what Our Lord says in sacred scripture, Dogma, what is in the Catechism and what the Doctors of the Church have taught.'
Ultraviolet
"three full-time staff members spend their whole workdays deleting “inappropriate” comments levelled at him." Your diocean donations at work.
Arthur McGowan
Not. They would be employees of Pants on Fire, not the Archdiocese of Los angeles.
pgmgn
Inappropriate meaning anything short of you're the second coming. Wow. You're on fire. Tell us more. Good grief.
Ultraviolet
No? Then tell me, who IS paying for three full-time staffers and where-oh-where is that money coming from? Judging by the stridency of your criticism, you clearly have inside information into the diocean finances, yeah? Feel free to post the redacted payroll info for the diocese.
Arthur McGowan
"Stridency"?!?!?! All I said was that Pants on Fire is not part of the L.A. Archdiocese's bureaucracy. It is an operation that Barron founded when he was still a Msgr. in Chicago.
AlexBKaiser
Now we know who to ignore (We kinda knew already)
America Magazine
Catholic News Agency
Catholic News Service
Crux
Our Sunday Visitor
Lisi Sterndorfer
This will be like a meeting of a Flat Earth society: totally counter-factual assertions mixed with earnest condemnations of those pointing to the obvious truth. What a comical situation for intelligent adults to find themselves in!
Tesa
Hilary White: "I'm no laissez faire market capitalist, but when you're at the point of proposing to use raw power to stamp out the competition for your product in the free market of ideas, you've joined the other side. It's no wonder the Boomer-Hippie flakes at NCR are the only ones reporting."

So, what about the other present journalists?
Lisi Sterndorfer
Who was there for the CatholicNewsAgency?
De Profundis
A conference to discuss Tradionalists who think Vatican II and Francis's pontificate have turned out to be disastrous for the Church? This should be an awards ceremony, not a conference.
Tesa
There was a similar campaign years back. By Tom Rosica. Let that sink in.
HerzMariae
They have a reason to be worried. Their paradigm is collapsing.