The newest meme in the right wing world of victimization and self aggrandizing paranoia is that the evil, godless mainstream media isn't paying proper attention to the newest right wing fight card - Catholic Bishops vs. President Obama. The right wing "Media Research Center," headed by Fox fave and muy macho Brent Bozell, claims that the evil, librul media has devoted only 19 seconds to "the biggest religious lawsuit" evah which, according to the facially hirsute Bozell, is the "worst bias" he's seen in 25 years. For the deeply conservative Catholic Bozell, this very mortal sin of "deliberate and insidious withholding of national news" is "despicable." Since he published his scorching exposé, a group of so called Catholic leaders have expressed, as headlined on Bozell's Media Research website, their "fury." Joining the pedophile priest defender Bill Donohue, and number of radical right wing, GOP friendly Catholics is - drum roll please - Fox priest Fr. Jonathan Morris whose written statement about "shameless bias" is a tad ironic given his place of employment and his function therein!
Bit of background might be in order. Fr. Jonathan Morris is a Catholic priest who is a graduate of the very traditionalist Catholic Franciscan University in Steubenville Ohio - a college that takes on a very activist role in anti-reproductive rights activism. After his ordination, he became a member of the Legion of Christ order, headed by the disgraced "bisexual pederast, drug-addicted lover of several women and father of three" Father Marcial Maciel who "hobnobbed" with the rich and famous. Within two years, the boyishly attractive Morris was appointed to the position of rector at the Legionaries seminary in Rome where he was, reportedly, very close to Maciel. While in Rome, Morris became a Fox News correspondent. Shortly after, in 2009, he left the order and amscrayed to Old St. Patrick's Cathedral, in NY City, where he is a parochial vicar.
His other job is as a religious analyst for Fox News which, despite its assertion of being "fair & balanced," has no other clergy members, from other faith communities who appear on a regular basis as does Morris who has a weekly Sunday spot on Fox & Friends, He also appears on other Fox shows and the Fox Business Network where he promotes GOP talking points which include bashing the president. (The only slight deviation from the norm came when he said he opposed the Arizona immigration law but was fine with racial profiling.) After his Fox appearances, his Facebook fans trash the president. But along with his fellow Roman collared coutured men in black, he is mighty pissed about how the evil Obama administration is forcing the Catholic Church to cover birth control for those icky women violating the "religious liberty" of the Catholic Church with their HHS mandate regarding contraception. Father Morris is so incensed about the mandate that he is willing to go to jail and possibly die in civil disobedience against the mandate.
Anyway, here's the full Morris quote: “Any national media outlet that fails to report the obvious raping of our First Amendment rights by this Health and Human Service mandate, is trumpeting either woeful incompetence or shameless bias. The Catholic Church didn't pick this fight, but it knew that if it didn't fight back now, every religion would eventually lose, and America would be fundamentally redefined.”
Funny, Morris made his civil disobedience proclamation in February and he still roams free!
Only in a totally corrupt Catholic Church would a bunch of pedophile male priests try to dictate woman’s private health choice.