ChiTrib’s Manya Brachear tips her hand:
Just in time for parishioners to pass the plate this weekend and raise funds for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops are expected Tuesday to tighten guidelines for giving financial support to groups that empower the poor.
Tighten? From whose perspective? Not from that of Catholics and others who see anomaly in RC funding of groups that flout RC teaching.
Brachear’s “tighten” remains in her lede in this story — about reverting to the community-organizing bias of Catholic Campaign for Human Development decision-makers — but it’s gone from the online head, where the home-delivery hard copy “tighten” becomes “adjust.”
Catholic bishops adjusting guidelines for funding programs in campaign against poverty
is indeed more like it.
So somebody’s minding the store at the Trib, trying to save the day, though you can hardly blame the hard-copy editors for going with the lede in its head, “Catholic bishops tighten rules on aid for poor.”
Point? Why does Brachear thinks it’s a tightening when it’s a loosening — relaxing a ban on giving money to abortion-referring organizations and the like?