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Pope Francis and the ‘dirty’ media tactics of the New York Times

Carson Holloway makes some astute observations in his recent Catholic Vote post. He exposes one example of “the unfairness, dishonesty, ignorance, and irrationality at work” already in the media’s coverage of Pope Francis. Unable to claim that the new Pontiff is disinterested in the poor, certain segments of the media have attempted to smear his [...]

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Infographics: The conclave – who, where, how

Now that the conclave has started, it is anyone’s guess as to how long it will last or who will emerge from the Sistine Chapel as our next Holy Father. In the meantime, here are some infographics to give you a better idea of what’s going on as the cardinals begin voting. (Click on any [...]

One more tip for journalists covering the conclave

A few days ago, Hillary wrote a great blog post offering advice to secular journalists covering the upcoming conclave. I’d like to add my own thoughts, since this is a topic I find particularly troubling. So, all you reporters preparing to cover the papal election next week, here’s one more simple but important tip: 1). [...]

Pope Emeritus Benedict and the New Evangelization

Blessed Pope John Paul II tends to be the Pope that is often associated with the New Evangelization, using modern methods to call those around us to a fuller conversion in Christ. However, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has done a tremendous job over the last eight years of picking up where his predecessor left off [...]

Video: Youth thank Pope emeritus Benedict

Have you seen this international video produced by a group of young people in Spain to thank Pope emeritus Benedict XVI for his service to the Church? It’s received more than 80,000 views in less than two weeks. Young people love the Pope!

Pope Benedict’s 12 most re-tweeted tweets

The Holy Father made headlines around the world when he announced that he would join the social media website Twitter last December. The initiative was wildly successful, with the Pope’s English Twitter account, @Pontifex, gaining more than 1.6 million followers in less than three months. The Pontiff posted 39 tweets in a total of nine [...]

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October 31, 2014

Friday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

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