who I had the great pleasure of meeting in Denver recently, writes about yet another story that reminds us to take off 50 IQ points whenever the MSM covers religion and 100 IQ points when the religion is the Catholic faith:
It was great to meet you in Denver. I’m writing to say hello but also to see if you’re interested in blogging about an appalling case of journalistic ignorance of Catholicism.
The article mentions Mother of God Community for no reason whatsoever except that it happens to be located in Gaithersburg near Fr. Marcel’s parish, St. John Neumann (and most of the members of the community belong to that parish). Mother of God Community is a small, humble charismatic lay community under the Archdiocese of Washington, which I belonged to for 19 years, and was coordinator of from 2002-08, and still belong to informally. The Post never misses a chance to give the community bad press, as it has in the past.
Then on p. 4 the article informs us that the Catholic Archdiocese in Moscow is part of this community. Undoubtedly the reason for this gaffe is that the official name of the archdiocese of Moscow is the Archdiocese of the Mother of God in Moscow. But of course anyone with the tiniest modicum of knowledge of the Catholic Church would know that an archdiocese cannot be part of a small lay community in another country, not to mention the fact that thousands of Catholic entities bear the name “Mother of God” without thereby being related. I thought for sure this blooper would be corrected by today, but it hasn’t been.
Anyway, I thought if anybody could do a good job calling the Post on the carpet for this, you could… so I thought I’d pass on the idea to you.
Listen close when the MSM covers the Church and you can actually *hear* the brain cells dying.