Catholic Church http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19401/all en CBS Boosts 'Sharp Response' to Pope From Mother of Euthanasia Advocate http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-boosts-sharp-response-pope-mother-euthanasia-advocate <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-11-19-CBS-CTM-Crawford.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />Wednesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> played up how <strong>"the Vatican is under fire</strong> from the mother of a woman who ended her own life." Jan Crawford's spotlighted Deborah Ziegler's "<strong>sharply-worded letter</strong>" to opponents of euthanasia, especially Pope Francis and the Catholic Church.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-boosts-sharp-response-pope-mother-euthanasia-advocate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brittany Maynard Catholic Church cbs CBS This Morning Euthanasia Gayle King Jan Crawford Norah O'Donnell Pope Francis Vatican Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:17:34 +0000 matthew.balan 47686 at http://www.mrc.org CBS, NBC Censor Pope's Blast at Abortion, Euthanasia; ABC Barely Covers http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-nbc-censor-popes-blast-abortion-euthanasia-abc-barely-covers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-11-16-ABC-GMA-Pope_Francis.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />CBS and NBC's morning and evening newscasts on Saturday and Sunday ignored Pope Francis's condemnation of abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, and in-vitro fertilization during a Saturday meeting with Catholic doctors in Italy.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-nbc-censor-popes-blast-abortion-euthanasia-abc-barely-covers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Abortion Ann Curry Catholic Church cbs CBS Evening News CBS This Morning Euthanasia Good Morning America NBC NBC Nightly News Pope Francis Ron Claiborne Today Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:02:30 +0000 matthew.balan 47659 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Hounds Catholic Bishop on 'Landmark Document' on Gays http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hounds-catholic-bishop-landmark-document-gays <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-10-15-CBS-CTM-ODonnell.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />The <em>CBS This Morning</em> anchors stayed true to their reputation of <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-morning-gushes-over-elizabeth-warren-presses-her-run-president" target="_blank">playing softball with liberal guests</a>, while <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hits-rick-perry-left-blm-controversy-immigration" target="_blank">badgering conservative/traditional</a> ones with their Wednesday interview of Cardinal Timothy Dolan.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hounds-catholic-bishop-landmark-document-gays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Catholic Church cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Jane Pauley LGBT Norah O'Donnell Pope Francis Timothy Dolan Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:19:07 +0000 matthew.balan 47393 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Boost LGBT Lobby's 'Seismic Shift' Spin on Vatican Meeting http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-boost-lgbt-lobbys-seismic-shift-spin-vatican-meeting <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/2014-10-14-NBC-TDY-Pope_Francis.jpg" style="float: right;" height="158" width="280" />On Tuesday, the Big Three networks' morning newscasts carried water for the left-wing Human Rights Campaign by adopting their "seismic shift" label about the midterm report from the Catholic bishops' Extraordinary Synod on the Family.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-boost-lgbt-lobbys-seismic-shift-spin-vatican-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amy Robach Brian Williams Catholic Church cbs CBS This Morning Good Morning America Jane Pauley NBC Norah O'Donnell Pope Francis Tamron Hall Today Vatican Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:45:01 +0000 matthew.balan 47386 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Hypes 'Progressive' Pope; Ignores Francis's Defense of Traditional Marriage http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hypes-progressive-pope-ignores-franciss-defense-traditional-marriage <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-09-15-CBS-TM-Pope_Francis.jpg" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />On Monday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>, Don Dahler played up how Pope Francis presiding at the wedding of 20 couples in St. Peter's Basilica is "<strong>yet another example of just how progressive</strong> [he] <strong>has been</strong>." Dahler zeroed in on how "according to the Church, s<strong>ome of these couples are technically living in sin</strong>. Many have been living together prior to getting married, which is forbidden in Catholicism.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hypes-progressive-pope-ignores-franciss-defense-traditional-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Catholic Church cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Don Dahler Elisabetta Povoledo Marriage New York Times Pope Francis Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:12:24 +0000 matthew.balan 47136 at http://www.mrc.org When Child Sex Abuse Isn't News http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/when-child-sex-abuse-isnt-news <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Five years ago, Pope Benedict arrived in London to erupting controversy. Around 10,000 people took to the capital's streets for a rally against the Holy Father's “intolerance,” and as the Guardian reported, against “the child abuse scandal for which so many hold the pontiff personally responsible, for both accelerating it and then covering it up.”<br /><br />The abuse in question centered for the most part on incidents that were 40 years old or more.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/when-child-sex-abuse-isnt-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Catholic Church Islam United Kingdom Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:39:49 +0000 tim.graham 47117 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Spotlights China's Underground Catholics as Pope Visits S. Korea; ABC, NBC Hype Francis's Car http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-spotlights-chinas-underground-catholics-pope-visits-s-korea-abc-nbc-hype-franciss-car <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-08-14-CBS-CTM-Pope_Francis.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />Thursday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> stood out for zeroing in on the plight of Catholics in China, as it covered Pope Francis's trip to South Korea. Seth Doane noted the Pope's overflight of the communist country, and pointed out how "<strong>that's significant</strong>, because the last time a pope wanted to fly through Chinese airspace was in 1989, and <strong>Beijing refused the request</strong>." The Pope at that time, St.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-spotlights-chinas-underground-catholics-pope-visits-s-korea-abc-nbc-hype-franciss-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amy Robach Anne Thompson Catholic Church cbs CBS This Morning China Communism Good Morning America NBC Pope Francis Seth Doane Today Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:57:56 +0000 matthew.balan 46933 at http://www.mrc.org GMA Hosts Thrilled By Pope's 'Fantastic' Call Not to Proselytize, Ignore Context http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gma-hosts-thrilled-popes-fantastic-call-not-proselytize-ignore-context <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> On Monday's <em>Good Morning America</em>, hosts Dan Harris and Amy Robach seized on Pope Francis advising against proselytization in a Sunday <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/01/pope-franciss-ten-secrets-to-happiness/" target="_blank">interview with Argentinian magazine <em>Viva</em></a>.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/gma-hosts-thrilled-popes-fantastic-call-not-proselytize-ignore-context" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Amy Robach Catholic Church Dan Harris Good Morning America Pope Francis Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:05:16 +0000 kyle.drennen 46845 at http://www.mrc.org NY Times Decries ISIS's 'Brutal Crackdown' on Iraqi Christians; Big Three Networks Yawn http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ny-times-decries-isiss-brutal-crackdown-iraqi-christians-big-three-networks-yawn <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-07-22-FNC-SR-Iraqi_Christians.JPG" style="width: 280px; height: 156px; float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" />ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the dire situation of Christians in Iraq, particularly after ISIS's takeover of the key city of Mosul.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ny-times-decries-isiss-brutal-crackdown-iraqi-christians-big-three-networks-yawn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Catholic Church cbs CBS Evening News CBS Morning News CBS This Morning christian Christianity Fox & Friends Fox and Friends Fox News Fox News Channel Good Morning America Ignatius Joseph III Iraq ISIS Islam Jonathan Morris NBC NBC Nightly News Nuri Al-Maliki World News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:11:00 +0000 matthew.balan 46776 at http://www.mrc.org Media Keep Citing Bogus Stat about Catholics and Birth Control http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-keep-citing-bogus-stat-about-catholics-and-birth-control <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Since Hobby Lobby, libs again using flawed stat about Catholic women and contraceptives. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since the Hobby Lobby decision, liberals have been sputtering about the War on Women<sup>TM </sup>and trotting out arguments that are both beside the point and dubious in themselves.</p> <p>Take for example liberal radio personality Stephanie Miller. On CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley on July 6, Miller declared, “Every woman I know&nbsp;is furious about the hobby lobby&nbsp;decision.” Yes, she needs to get out more. But then she pulled out this liberal chestnut: “Ninety-eight percent of Catholic women use birth&nbsp;control.” </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-keep-citing-bogus-stat-about-catholics-and-birth-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Government Health Politics Birth Control Mandate Catholic Church Hobby Lobby Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:16:51 +0000 matt.philbin 46626 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Hypes Catholic Schools 'Trying to Force Teachers' to Sign 'Morality Clause on Steroids' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-hypes-catholic-schools-trying-force-teachers-sign-morality-clause-steroids <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-06-01-CNN-Catholic_Graphic.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />On Sunday's <em>CNN Newsroom</em>, Susan Candiotti slanted toward the liberal opponents of the Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati's updated morality clause for its schoolteachers. Candiotti played up how the "<strong>new contract now has a litany of thou-shall-nots</strong>, including no sex outside marriage; no in-vitro fertilization; no remarriage without an annulment; no homosexual 'lifestyle;' and no public support of any of those."</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-hypes-catholic-schools-trying-force-teachers-sign-morality-clause-steroids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Abortion Catholic Church CNN CNN Newsroom contraception Edward Beck LBGT Marriage Molly Shumate Randi Kaye Susan Candiotti Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:24:28 +0000 matthew.balan 46378 at http://www.mrc.org Media Yawn at Hollywood Child Abuse http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/media-yawn-hollywood-child-abuse <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> In August of 2011, the former child actor Corey Feldman made a stunning assertion to ABC News: "I can tell you that the No. 1 problem in Hollywood was and is and always will be pedophilia. That's the biggest problem for children in this industry ... It's the big secret." The rest of the media said nothing.</p> <p> Almost three years later, it’s happening again. The Los Angeles Times reported on April 18 that "X-Men" director Bryan Singer “has been accused in a federal lawsuit of drugging and sexually assaulting an aspiring teenage actor in the 1990s.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/media-yawn-hollywood-child-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Catholic Church Entertainment Media pedophilia Mon, 12 May 2014 15:33:17 +0000 tim.graham 46222 at http://www.mrc.org U.N. Committee Calls Catholic Stance on Abortion ‘Torture’; Nets Silent http://www.mrc.org/articles/un-committee-calls-catholic-stance-abortion-torture-nets-silent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Broadcast news shows fail to mention UN attack on religious liberty. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It turns out President Obama is a moderate after all – at least in one matter. Remember when he said of abortion, “I don’t want my daughters punished with a baby?” Well, to one U.N. committee, the Roman Catholic religious doctrine against abortion may just be – get this – “torture.”&nbsp;<img style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/april/Screen%20Shot%202014-03-06%20at%204.00.16%20PM%281%29.png" width="200" height="150" /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/un-committee-calls-catholic-stance-abortion-torture-nets-silent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith International Life aboriton Catholic Church Torture UN Wed, 07 May 2014 18:05:50 +0000 mike.ciandella 46191 at http://www.mrc.org Catholic School Celebrates 'Year of Lady Gaga' http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/catholic-school-celebrates-year-lady-gaga <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Buyer beware those promising a “Catholic education.”<br /> <br /> St. Mary’s Institute (SMI) is the Catholic grade school in my wife’s New York hometown, Amsterdam. It is affiliated with St. Mary’s Catholic Church, whose pastor Father John Medwid pens the opening to the Saint Mary’s Institute annual newsletter.</p> <p> “In September at the opening Mass I officially announced that this was going to be the Year of Our Lady at SMI,” the letter began.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/catholic-school-celebrates-year-lady-gaga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Catholic Church education Lady Gaga Mon, 05 May 2014 15:32:07 +0000 tim.graham 46167 at http://www.mrc.org Hours Before John Paul II's Canonization, Networks Hype Priest Sex Abuse Scandal http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/hours-john-paul-iis-canonization-networks-hype-priest-sex-abuse-scandal <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-04-27-CBS-JohnPaulII_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right; margin: 1px;" />ABC, CBS, and NBC spotlighted the issue of child sex abuse by priests on their Saturday morning and evening newscasts – twenty-four hours or less before the Catholic Church canonized Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/hours-john-paul-iis-canonization-networks-hype-priest-sex-abuse-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Allen Pizzey Anne Thompson Barbara Blaine Catholic Church cbs CBS Evening News CBS This Morning Donald Wuerl Good Morning America John Thavis Kathleen Sprows Cummings NBC NBC Nightly News Pope John Paul II Pope John XXIII Terry Moran Today World News Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:25:54 +0000 matthew.balan 46110 at http://www.mrc.org