The head of the Catholic healthcare system in Boston has been reprimanded by Cardinal Sean O’Malley for sexual harassing female employees. I’ve a bit behind on the news and am trying to get caught up, but I noticed something strange in the news coverage.
The Associated Press news coverage puts this headline on the story: “Sex Charges Leveled Against Boston Priest.” I know that this standing head is sitting in some AP editor’s Microsoft Word macros, but Haddad is not a priest and nowhere in the story is he identified as a priest. The priesthood gets a bad enough rap without having to make things up. I hope the AP and every newspaper that ran the headline (I’ve seen it on the Houston Chronicle‘s site as well) run a correction.