New York Times Anti-Catholic Bigots Exposed: The Trial Was Never Stopped, According to the Judicial Vicar In Charge

The priest who presided over the canonical trial of the late Father Lawrence Murphy– the priest whose case has prompted heavy media criticism of Pope Benedict XVI– has written a devastating critique of the New York Times account of that case.

Father Thomas Brundage, judicial vicar for the Milwaukee archdiocese at the time of the Murphy trial, reveals that, contrary to the Times report, that canonical trial was never halted– by the Vatican or by the archdiocese– and Father Murphy was a defendant at the time of his death.

Father Brundage reveals that he was never contacted by reporters to verify details of the case, although his name appears on documents about the trial. Moreover, he reports that statements attributed to him in the New York Times article taken from handwritten notes– written not by him but by someone else.

In his critique, which is moderate in tone but devastating in effect, Father Brundage explains that he has come forward with his account for these reasons: 

To tell the back-story of what actually happened in the Father Murphy case on the local level;
To outline the sloppy and inaccurate reporting on the Father Murphy case by the New York Times and other media outlets;
To assert that Pope Benedict XVI has done more than any other pope or bishop in history to rid the Catholic Church of the scourge of child sexual abuse and provide for those who have been injured;
To set the record straight with regards to the efforts made by the church to heal the wounds caused by clergy sexual misconduct. The Catholic Church is probably the safest place for children at this point in history.


Time for a retraction and an apology from the liars and anti-Catholic bigots at The New York Times.

Clearing Benedict’s Good Name: The New York Times Must Retract Its False Reporting –SIGN THE DEMAND FOR RETRACTION


The New York Times does respond to pressure. It happened before. It can happen again. This is not a lost cause. Keep praying. Keep up the pressure. Don’t take your eye off the ball!

One thought on “New York Times Anti-Catholic Bigots Exposed: The Trial Was Never Stopped, According to the Judicial Vicar In Charge

  1. Just another very sad prediction coming true about our beautiful Holy Father , and the Catholic Church being attacked by a vicious media as end times draw nearer. The viciousness and lies from the media and the ensuing lies ,
    even from betrayers within the Church makes God weep and His (and ours’ as well), Blessed Mother Mary weep.

    I was just listening to a c.d by Father Larry Richards on Confession, and
    decided to open my mail, to yet more malicious lies from the media.

    God Have Mercy, please forgive your children, who know not what they do.

    Frances W.

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