A note from CNA’s Executive Director on the ‘filial correction’

Denver, Colo., Sep 27, 2017 / 12:10 pm (CNA).- A statement from Alejandro Bermudez, executive director of Catholic News Agency and ACI Prensa:

I was surprised to see that my name has been added to the list of signatories on the so-called Correctio Filialis De Haeresibus Propagatis.

I never signed this letter, nor do I intend to ever sign it. As a journalist, I was surprised at how easily the name of a person could be added to the list without any verification.


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  1. Unfortunately, under Mr. Bermudez’s direction, the first articles about the correction published by CNA and ACI Prensa were misleading. The headlines lead the reader to believe that the effort was under the direction of the SSPX and/or an effort by “Lefevreists”. A correction should be issued as this definitely affects CNA’s credibility.

  2. As the organizers of the “correctio” have indicated, opponents have resorted to using fraudulent signatories as a way to undermine the effort. Mr. Burmudez also seems to be using it in this way: he also stated that it “speaks volumes about the lack of seriousness of this initiative.” Hmm. He has made quite a public ballyhoo about it in general. As you indicate the original CNA story was very misrepresentative and biased and when commenters pointed it out, CNA deleted them all and started disallowing comments on their stories. Hmm…

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