Catholic Spectator bans all links to National Catholic Reporter.
In the course of writing an article about Deal Hudson, the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) has chosen to reveal details of some of Hudson's past actions. The level of detail in the article is sexually extremely graphic, and vastly out of step with the kind of articles that Catholic Spectator is accustomed to providing links to.
On further examining the article, Catholic Spectator formed the opinion that the level of detail was prurient and unnecessary and -- based on statements within the article, and other statements about the article on NCR's web site -- that level of detail may have been provided primarily as a response to prior positions and actions taken by Deal Hudson that were not to NCR's liking. Such prurient articles by NCR have not been usual in the past, so this is a very grave departure from a prior norm. Such a departure is not good for a Catholic organization.
No NCR articles will be linked to until NCR shows definite evidence of changing back to the prior norm.
# posted by Jamie : 9:34 AM