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the Culture Project in action

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Apr 28, 2010

Hats off to Mike Puccetti of Albuquerque, New Mexico, who took up the challenge of our Culture Project 1: Defending the Pope. Mr. Puccetti began with a letter to the editor of the local newspaper, correcting some inaccuracies in an editorial that had criticized Pope Benedict. But after a bit of back-and-forth with the editor, what emerged was a full op-ed column in the Albuquerque Journal.

Mike Puccetti took some time, expended some effort, and produced a very persuasive defense of the Holy Father, which could now influence thousands of his neighbors-- in a way that a syndicated column from some "talking head" far away could not possibly duplicate. Bravo!

Now here's a challenge to thousands of other Catholic Culture readers: If Mike Puccetti could do it, why can't you?  

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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