NY Times Issues Correction on Thursday story on the Pope and the Irish Church

Posted by Kendall Harmon

From here:

An article on Thursday about the fallout from the Roman Catholic sexual abuse scandal in Europe misstated the estimated number of children in Ireland who were victims, according to two government reports last year. The report said the children numbered in the tens of thousands, not the “hundreds of thousands.”

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Posted March 27, 2010 at 12:17 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Ad Orientem wrote:


March 27, 4:32 pm | [comment link]
2. William P. Sulik wrote:

I strongly recommend reading this critique of the NYT’s jeremiad against the Pope:


March 27, 5:37 pm | [comment link]
3. justinmartyr wrote:

Tens of thousands. Yep, the NYTimes is picking on the pope. Poor guy.

March 27, 5:39 pm | [comment link]
4. IchabodKunkleberry wrote:


  Thanks for the link to the article. In another thread here a day
or so ago, I made the same point, namely that Weakland himself
should have taken care of the mess with Murphy, and not “kicked
the matter upstairs” to the Vatican. As a Catholic Archbishop,
what was Weakland in charge of if he couldn’t interrupt or
altogether stop Fr. Murphy, a priest of Weakland’s diocese ?
The NYT has played fast and loose with the known facts and
the available documents. No one will hold the NYT’s feet to the
fire on this because NYT has the secular equivalent of
ex cathedra infallibility.

March 27, 10:14 pm | [comment link]
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