Monday, November 1, 2010

SPECIAL REPORT: Pope Benedict and the Crisis over Sexual Abuse

by Staff

As recent news events have shown, the sexual abuse crisis is not unique to the Roman Catholic Church. Yet, this has not lightened the fury of attacks against Pope Benedict and the Vatican. A recent report on CNN entitled "What the Pope Knew" was filled with stories of sexual abuse in the church which were then alleged to be linked to Pope Benedict. This agenda-driven, one-sided, and generally biased program appears linked to the agenda of Jeffrey Anderson, the lawyer who wishes to lay the groundwork for a legal case against the Vatican.

What is most shocking is CNN's lack of interest in making a real contribution to solving abuse issues. Instead they seem more interested in ratings gained by attacking the church. This seems to be the agenda of the mass media these days in general. Instead of presenting the facts in a fair and unbiased manner, they add spin to promote agendas. In doing so, though, they miss many opportunities to make a truly positive impact on the world.

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