The New York Times published an article today lamenting the fact that the new archbishop in New York is Irish, and not, as the number of Catholics in New York would reflect, Latino.
Again, we see the popular media trying to represent a group of people they know nothing about. Of course, they needed to have someone comment on the event. Who did they get? An Evangelical Reverend who says:
"The Catholic Church's renewal in New York is due to the Latino community," he said. "Naming an archbishop who reflects the fastest-growing constituency it has would have sent a message that this church is not in a world apart."
This particular fellow is an ex-Catholic. That should tell you enough to know that he doesn't have the slightest idea what he's talking about. After all, an ex-Catholic is an ignorant one.
You can read the full story here:
The thing to remember about the Catholic Church is that it is not a collection of various races and cultures. The Catholic Church is united in a way that no other congregation possibly could be.
Yes, we welcome people to bring their culture. We welcome (and always have) the different colors and backgrounds. But we're still all Catholic, and our representation in Rome doesn't have to be based on any one group.
It's funny how petty people can get… especially when they're not even a part of something (as the reporter from the Times is obviously not a part of the Church). It's also funny how the major media outlets now serve as a good illustration of irresponsibility. Someday, we might be proud of American reporters again. Right now, we've got to use the blogs to get the news.