Dr. Janet Smith Takes George Weigel to Task for his Attempt to Marginalize New Catholic Media, by Complicit Clergy

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By Complicit Clergy, Jan. 2, 2020

Dr. Janet Smith has responded to George Weigel’s most recent column in the National Catholic Register which includes a thinly veiled attack on non-mainstream Catholic media.

Weigel’s column included the following paragraph related to Catholic media:

Resolve to limit your exposure to the Catholic blogosphere. In 2019, many Catholic websites went bonkers. There is no need to click on sites that specialize in all-hysteria or all-propaganda all-the-time. If you want reliable Catholic news, visit the websites of Catholic News Agency and the National Catholic Register. If you want sane commentary on the turbulent Catholic scene, go to the websites of Catholic World Report, First Things and The Catholic Thing. That’s more than enough for anyone. Limiting your blogosphere browsing to these sites, while ignoring the hysteria-mongers and propagandists, will lower your blood pressure while keeping you well-informed.

Dr. Smith responded to Weigel’s column on Facebook stating:

There is wisdom in this post but also some, I am sorry to say, short-sightedness and even foolishness.

Weigel recommends a limited number of news services that Catholics should consult and warns people against others. While many don’t like the tone of some sources, several of these are responsible for much of what we know about the corruption in the Church and their persistence has been invaluable in achieving the few successes there have been. ….

Read more here  https://www.complicitclergy.com/2020/01/02/dr-janet-smith-responds-to-george-weigels-thinly-veiled-criticism-of-new-catholic-media-outlets/