Posts Tagged ‘Journalist’

I hope Chesterton is canonised and made a new patron saint of journalists

Friday, August 30th, 2013

I am intrigued by an article by Christopher Howse in the Telegraph of Saturday 17th August. Entitled “Is Chesterton to be made a saint?” It discusses the great GKC’s particular qualification for this singular honour: his optimism – “no facile cheeriness but a deep conviction that the world was fundamentally good”. This is a significant Read more

Vatican media advisor will work behind the scenes

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Greg Burke, the newly-appointed Vatican media advisor, says he has no illusions about “going in and changing everything”. “My hope is to try and help the Holy See take the necessary steps to go in the right direction,” he said after accepting what he describes as a “high risk” appointment. Burke took on the job Read more

Associated Press reporter returns to Catholic faith

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
Tom Breen

You might consider Associated Press reporter Tom Breen to be the anti-William Lobdell. Breen recently told me he eventually became a weekly Mass attendee after educating himself on the Catholic abuse scandals for his journalism job. His story is quite the opposite from Lobdell, whose work on the religion beat at the Los Angeles Times Read more

Info ethics needed after News of the World scandal

Friday, July 15th, 2011

In the light of News of the World phone hacking, L’Osservatore Romano editor-in-chief is calling for better info ethics in the field of journalism. “What happened has been very unfortunate and News of the World was just the tip of the iceberg,” editor-in-chief Gian Maria Vian told CNA. Vian said that the mounting scandals involving Read more