Jack Smith has a very hard-hitting post today over at "The Catholic Key" exposing the duplicitous methods the editors of America magazine are using to smear Kansas City Bishop Joseph Finn. The editors of America were attempting to tie His Excellency to the killing of Dr. George Tiller. These are the same guys who are always making phony pleas for "civility" and "courtesy."
Mr. Smith shreds their "arguments," and concludes:
"So why would the editors at America, NCR, and Commonweal, who all got on this anti-bishop bandwagon, attempt to associate Bishop Finn and by extension other outspoken bishops and the pro-life movement as a whole with murder and truly incendiary speech and threats? Why would they seek to make those who have consistently at personal cost defended human life, the enemies of life?
Is it because the ultimate strategy for them to “Sing a New Church Into Being,” is to alienate the Faithful from their Shepherds? Is it because the defenders of life have criticized their master? They will muster any excuse for him, praise him immodestly for actions he has not taken, and destroy the reputations of any who dissent from him.
That is not the way a Christian works for the Risen Lord. But their master is not Risen. He resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. And serving a man this way is idolatry."
Readers will remember America's May 25 article by Fr. John O'Malley: "Barack Obama and Vatican II," which opened with the statement "We have a Vatican II President." If that's so, the true colors of these "supporters" of Vatican II are being unveiled at last. They now realize that their agenda is not something that will ever be supported by the Catholic Church. If a faithful Catholic realized that, he would abandon his agenda. But the editors of America have decided to keep the agenda and abandon the Church. As Mr. Smith said, they have hitched their wagon to a politician.
Fr. Z has also been exposing America magazine. Some recent examples are here, and here.
Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney