ST. LOUIS (MO)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 1, 2021
Regarding “Guarding faith: St. Louis archdiocese adds another priest’s name to its list of abusers, but won’t talk about it” (April 18): As the president of the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization, I must complain about this story.
We live in a complex time with no shortage of current events that merit readers’ attention. Between the coronavirus, the border crisis and a whole host of other issues, it is peculiar the Post-Dispatch would prominently feature a story about a priest accused of abusing a minor in the 1970s. This is hardly the substance of breaking news. That is, unless the goal was to attack the church and impugn the reputation of Catholic priests.
I have had to raise concerns before about what I believe is an anti-Catholic bias at the Post-Dispatch.
William A. Donohue, Ph.D. • New York, N.Y.
President, Catholic League