Friday, January 20, 2006

Outing Fr. Dillane

On a related note to my post below, why was Fr. Dillane's name (and his girlfriend's) in the media at all? For Catholics this is a scandal, but for the secular media this is nothing more than destroying a couple's privacy for a little tittle-tattle excitement.

This couple's relationship is less of a public interest than would be a relationship between a university lecturer and his (or her) student. Maybe we should name those people because that's a public scandal in our state-funded universities. Maybe we should hear about the relationships among those in the media, particularly those that involve senior and junior staff members?