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By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 21, 2006

Speaking at a meeting with journalists this week, Bishop Joseph Duffy, who chairs the Irish bishops' communications committee, asks:

How do we improve the relationship between Church and the mass media?

Do you feel a PR campaign coming on? Will the bishop try to jolly up the reporters? Tell them that he's their friend? Buy them drinks?

No; give him credit for candor, at least. He continues:

Perhaps a starting point could be to explore how we can achieve a greater level of understanding and tolerance of each other.

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  • Posted by: - Jul. 25, 2006 2:50 PM ET USA

    tolerance: The capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others. (dictionary.com) tolerance: Agree with the liberal agenda. (mainline media) I wonder with definition Bishop Duffy had in mind?

  • Posted by: hUMPTY dUMPTY - Jul. 21, 2006 7:28 PM ET USA

    Media does include CWNews & Ignatius Press. AMDG

  • Posted by: Linus682 - Jul. 21, 2006 4:21 PM ET USA

    We don't.

  • Posted by: Sir William - Jul. 21, 2006 2:40 PM ET USA

    "level of understanding and tolerance..." I suggest the understanding and tolerance most families have with the aunt who pretends to like us but spends the party viciously gossiping as soon as someone leaves the room and won't be corrected; she's in the room, we all smile and be polite, offer her cake, tune her out and then hope she goes away. Prayer for her soul after confession to a priest. NEWSFLASH to bishops: The media will never be your friend unless you're heretics or apostates.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 21, 2006 1:10 PM ET USA

    The answer to Bishop Duffy's question is, "Throw out our televisions and cancel our newspaper subscriptions." What an improvement that would be!

  • Posted by: - Jul. 21, 2006 8:20 AM ET USA

    Translation: "I'm OK, you're OK." Words of profundity destined to serve as a beacon to the unchurched masses.

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