Kudos to Dave Pierre of NewBusters.org for exposing what has to be the most misleading, imbecilic MSM headline of the young week:
What do you call a guy who leaves the priesthood, rejects fundamental doctrine of the Catholic Church, and propagates egregious falsehoods about Catholics? If you're the Los Angeles Times, you call him a "Devout Catholic" - in your headline. Un·be·liev·a·ble.
The subject in a fawning article in the Times is James Carroll. A new documentary film is based on his 2001 book, Constantine's Sword, an awful work that advances the premise that anti-Semitism is central to Catholicism and Christianity.
Who is James Carroll? Here's your first hint: He writes for the Boston Globe. But quite simply, "James Carroll is a professional anti-Catholic," as author/catechist Oswald Sobrino has aptly written. He is an "anti-Catholic Catholic." Even the Times acknowledges that he "rejects the very roots of [the Church's] doctrine." Yet this is the Times' idea of a "devout Catholic"?!?
According the logic of the LA Times, I may be the world's most devout atheist. Sure, I deny fundamental beliefs held by most atheists, such as the rejection of God and the denial of His existence. And I do follow the teachings of the Catholic Church, as best I can, which is rather idiosyncratic for an atheist. But who do other atheists think they are to tell me that I'm not an atheist? And, yes, I hold some rather "unorthodox" beliefs for an adherent to atheism, including my conviction that Jesus Christ is God and the Catholic Church was founded by Jesus for the purpose of saving mankind from their sins. And yet I remain a devout
Catholic atheist. Why? 'Cause I said so. Now, if only the LA Times would give me a call, it would be the printed, objective truth.