News Unfit to Print – Child Abuse

SNAP (Survivor’s Network of those Abused by Priests) reported that the former head of a Catholic school in Louisiana was arrested for abusing two children (here). To the best of my knowledge, none of the religious press covered the story. Mainstream media also ignored the story, with a couple of minor exceptions.

This is nothing new. Nearly every day, SNAP contains new reports about child abuse. Religious media shun them like heresy. The mainstream press also ignores them, or, if they are feeling pangs of conscience, buries them.

 

At the same time, religious media are full of puff pieces, along with "martyrdom" stories about wars against Christmas and Christians. Many ran the latest story of Pope Francis literally demonizing his opponents (here).

Autocrats can only envy the coverage our press freely extends to major religions.