Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Not to generalize, but it seems that organizations that exist to defame the Catholic priesthood are guilty of defaming individual priests.

Federal judge issues sanction against SNAP for violating discovery orders.

After the priest was accused of being a child molester, he sued SNAP and others for a conspiracy to defame him on the grounds of being a Catholic priest. Then, SNAP wilfully failed to comply with orders to turn over documents, which resulted in the federal judge issuing sanctions determining that the conspiracy charge had been established.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Not to generalize . . . "

But all you do is "generalize."

Peter Bradley said...

I'm not surprised that the irony of my introductory sentence went over your head....

...particularly since my point was that SNAP and Catholic-haters generalize from a small minority of corrupt priests to all priests.

I'm also not surprised that you hold your fire for my obviously humorous statement rather than the generalizations that are repeated like a drumbeat in the mainstream media.

Anonymous said...

And I'm not surprised that you continue to believe that the Catholic Church is being unfairly persecuted for protecting the small minority of corrupt priests and high officials within it at the expense of children, irony be damned. All of your postings on this subject are attempting to make a collective argument that the Church should be paying no or little price for for an organized internal effort by many in church leadership to protect child molesters and rapists by conflating " Catholic-haters" with the general population and generalizing that group (if it actually exists) to society at large. In your mind it appears "we" (or many of us) are all out to get the Catholic Church. That's just not true. Given the circumstances, society and the conservative bogeyman, the "mainstream media," have generally behaved appropriately given the circumstances. Don't do the crime if you can't do the time. The reputation of the Church and its financial condition are paying the price of its own actions. Nothing more, nothing less.

Peter Bradley said...

All of your postings on this subject are attempting to make a collective argument that the Church should be paying no or little price for for an organized internal effort by many in church leadership to protect child molesters and rapists by conflating " Catholic-haters" with the general population and generalizing that group (if it actually exists) to society at large.//

And, not surprisingly, you are wrong.

What I've done is demonstrate that there are different standards applied to the way that the media treats the Catholic Church and other organizations. Thus, you nebulously speak about "an organized internal effort by many in church leadership to protect child molesters and rapists."

Really? Where is your evidence? What do you mean by "many"? What do you mean by "organized"? What do you mean by "church leadership'?

If what you are saying is true, then how many bishops or other church leaders have been convicted of this conspiracy? Do you know? I do.

But because of the drumbeat of propaganda against the Church, you can say these things without critical thought, and many will nod in agreement because the unproven stereotype comes along for the ride when you start speaking terms of these generalizations.

//...Catholic-haters" with the general population and generalizing that group (if it actually exists) to society at large. In your mind it appears "we" (or many of us) are all out to get the Catholic Church. That's just not true//

And do you deny the historical and continuing anti-Catholic mindset in American society, among Protestants and among liberals and leftists?

I am sure you do, but the evidence of that mindset has been established too often for your argument to carry much weight.

 
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