You sometimes hear Catholics express the opinion that anti-Catholicism is the last remaining socially acceptable prejudice in America.
For example, in a recent piece defending Archbishop Dolan, James Farrell of Irish Central writes:
Archbishop Timothy Dolan has come out swinging against The New York Times, accusing it of anti-Catholic bias in two recent articles.
He is right.
Anti-Catholicism is the last acceptable prejudice it seems to me in America. If the same comments that were made about Catholic religious figures were aimed at Rabbis, immams [sic] or Dali Lamas there would be widespread outrage.
The substance of what Farrell says is quite true, and I’m glad to see him stepping...READ MORE