Mallon's Media Watch

Mallon's Media Watch

Saturday, September 07, 2002


It does this old Rock 'n Roller's heart good to have knocked the Rolling Stones out of first place, and now as an old Bostonian to be running neck and neck with the Red Sox. I feel like I had a hit record! Thanks to everybody who helped.

Again, from the Boston Globe website's " Email this Article to a Friend" feature:


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Total     Article headline
62 Voice of the Faithful is not the church
61 It's the same, old story for town's team
54 On campus visits, bid for high marks
32 After hospital merger, hopes for a recovery
28 This auction is the cat lover's meow
24 Dissenters fault reactions to attacks
19 8 Quincy police officers suspended
19 BU tells Academy to drop gay group
19 Sex miseducation at BU
18 Stones get in some bright licks
12 Eight Quincy police officers suspended
12 Priest says he's 'disheartened' by church silence



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Total     Article headline

110 Voice of the Faithful is not the church

108 Stones get in some bright licks
103 BU tells Academy to drop gay group
68 Patriots rough up wrong guy
63 A hospital heals itself
61 wrong ones have shelter
47 Colorado man becomes first blind person to summit peaks on all seven continents
46 Scientists join war on terror
41 Panel of Christians rejects attempts to convert Jews
38 A president's insecurity detail


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Friday, September 06, 2002



My interview with Father Frank Pavone from the Inside the Vatican special Issue on 30 Years of Humanae Vitae.

Humanae Vitae: A Prophecy

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A reader writes:

DEAR JOHN:

Last week I read a letter that was in our catholic telegraph newspaper from a person who attended Voice of the Faithfulls meeting in Boston. Luckily I found out about this organization a few days earlier, the gentleman was a very smooth talker and anyone who read his letter and was not aware of this organization would have thought him to be a very devout Catholic. What this gentleman was, was not a devout Roman Catholic but a person who will be recruiting members of VOTF in our diocese. If anyone would go to their web site and read their banner they would certainly see where this group of "CATHOLICS" are coming from. KEEP THE FAITH AND CHANGE THE CHURCH, that's their motto which I would guess has come from the lips of satan himself.

May God be with you


Thank you, and also with you.
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A reader writes:

Dear Mr. Mallon,

Your editorial in today's Boston Globe was a direct hit on many of the new Protestants of VOTF. The problem centered predominently on homosexual abuse of teenagers, these other agendas are the result of opportunists who are attempting to exploit the scandal.

Thank you for standing up to them.


Shucks, sir. Jus' doin' m' job.

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As of 5:30 EDT my Boston Globe article is the third most emailed article from the Boston Globe website. (And I didn't do it myself!) If anyone wants to push it over the top by emailing it to their friends from the Boston Globe website I wouldn't mind! (That's not cheating is it?)


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Link to my Boston Globe article below now works... Sorry for the glitch.
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Tuesday, September 03, 2002



From Peter Vere's Canon Law Blog (Clog):



Tuesday, September 03, 2002:



John Mallon joins the fray over Fr. Tom Doyle's recent plug for VOTF. John hits him pretty hard. I don't think Fr. Doyle's support of VOTF is out of stupidity, however, as Fr. Doyle is one of the most intelligent and principled canonists I have ever met. Rather, while I strongly disagree with what Fr. Doyle wrote in support of VOTF this past week, I would attribute it more to loyalty. After all, a number of VOTF people supported Fr. Doyle and stood by him when the Church establishment was ridiculing him as a prophet of doom and gloom. As an aside, many of these same individuals now quote Fr. Doyle "as a canonist who forsaw the severity of the issue, but whose insights were not fully appreciated at the time." I don't, however, think this will the case with VOTF unless they clean up their act somewhat.
Pete Vere // 12:33 AM




If this is the case, Fr. Doyle can get in the long line of people who have been trying to get the bishops to behave like bishops for the past 30 years. The question is not whether to be loyal to VOTF or the bishops. The question is loyalty to the truth: the Truth of Christ in the teachings of the Catholic Church. He owes loyalty to a group arrogating to themselves the authority to "change" the Church when they wouldn't know a piece of sound theology if it bit them in the ass? How about thanks for your support, folks but you're missing the mark in some really key points? Let me work with you on this and maybe we can actually do some good? No. Instead he gives them credibility. —JM




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