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Saturday, May 07, 2005

Editor supposedly ousted by Vatican

Editor of Jesuit's America magazine forced to resign under Vatican pressure at The National Catholic Reporter

Jesuit Fr. Thomas J. Reese, editor for the past seven years of America magazine, a premier publication of Catholic thought and opinion, has resigned at the request of his order following years of pressure for his ouster from the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

The article goes on to detail Father Reese's conflicts with the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith over his time at the magazine. It also lists the various people involved in this alleged ousting who refused comment.

I read about this yesterday, but didn't find the time to post something about it. I got up this morning and was browsing Google News and saw that a lot of the media had picked it up with such headlines as 'Vatican ousts magazine editor'. Checking out the leading Catholic news services, I didn't find one thing.

Yet another example of the media looking to trash the Church?

If my more informed readers have background on this little story, I'd be quite grateful to read up on this. I'm familiar with the cutting-edge theology of the Jesuits (read borderline heresy from an order that is supposed to be obedient to the Pope above all things). But if anyone has information on the magazine and Father Reese, I'd love to read more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And if it were just a normal rotation the Jesuits would not bother to issue a clarification.

If St. Ignatius came back today he would have a stroke.