Yesterday, in a post on the response to the New York Times story about the Milwaukee situation, I referred to the reply of Father Brundage, a central figure in the case, and repeated his claim that he had been misquoted by the Times.
The Times has now pointed out that he was not quoted at all in the Times story and that the misquote was in an AP story that appeared on the Times’ website.
I confess that I did not go back to the original Times story to see if Brundage had been misquoted. My bad.
It would be nice to see if the Times would show a similar willingness to examine the breadth of its claims which remain, I contend as do many others, unsupported by the documents they provided. I have just re-read the original article in the Times and it clearly leaves the impression that the primary fault for the failure to take action against the pedophile priest in Milwaukee lay with the Vatican and not with the authorities in Milwaukee. Alas, exposing the mistakes of previous archbishops of Milwaukee is not front page fare. I apologize for my error yesterday, but I do not withdraw my charge against the Times: Shame on them.
Michael Sean Winters