Catholic newspapers still play key role, Pope tells journalists
Catholic World News - November 29, 2010
Newspapers— especially Catholic newspapers—retain an important place despite the latest advances in communications technology, Pope Benedict XVI believes.
The Holy Father told a group of Italian Catholic journalists that Catholic newspapers “perform an irreplaceable formative function” by educating the public about current affairs from a reliably Catholic perspective.
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Posted by: frjpharrington3912 -
Nov. 30, 2010 12:11 AM ET USA
Thank goodness for CWN for coming to the rescue of the Holy Father whose speculative, albeit controversial remarks, made during a book interview were imprudently taken out of context and printed by the Vatican's own news paper. Catholics should expect newspapers which bear its name to write from the Catholic perspective of faith, hope and charity on the crucial ethical and social questions of the day. It is indeed a sad commentary that L'Osservatore Romano failed to live up to these standards.