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Dr. William Thorn, associate professor emeritus of Journalism and Media Studies/Institute for Catholic Media at Marquette University’s Diederich College of Communication. Credit: William Thorn/CNA.

Catholic journalism expert reflects on the moral issues around privacy and data 

Jul 24, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

CNA spoke recently with Dr. William J. Thorn regarding the recent investigation which led to the resignation of Msgr. Jeffrey... Read more

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Newspaper edits opinion piece on transgender athletes to remove ‘hurtful language’ 

May 27, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

A religious liberty law firm says a major national newspaper edited a gender description in an opinion piece by one... Read more

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Catholic scientists, journalists create COVID-19 info group

Mar 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

An international group of Catholic media professionals and scientists have founded a new organization to help counter misinformation about the... Read more

YouTube’s permanent ban on LifeSiteNews prompts censorship concerns

Feb 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

YouTube has banned the pro-life group LifeSiteNews for alleged misinformation about COVID-19, prompting concerns about censorship and free debate. Read more

Twitter, Truth and Transgenderism: Catholic outlet suspended for Biden nominee report

Feb 1, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic World Report is no longer suspended on Twitter, but the publication is still concerned about the social media giant’s... Read more

Pope Francis, pictured in St. Peter’s Square, September 10, 2014.

Pope Francis urges Catholic media to help young tell good from evil

Jun 30, 2020

The world needs media that can help young people to distinguish between good and evil, presenting the facts in a... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Nov. 8, 2017.

'Be a voice of conscience,' pope tells Catholic press

Sep 23, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis told an association of Italian Catholic news agencies Monday to stay close to the Magisterium and to use... Read more

A briefing in the Holy See's press office.

A new book from a Vatican journalist, for Vatican journalists

Sep 18, 2019

A book on papal communication aims to connect the history of the Vatican’s communications office with the theology of the... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square May 22, 2018.

Humility should be the foundation of media work, pope tells journalists

May 18, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis told journalists Saturday that their profession has a great responsibility, the foundation of which should be humility.  Read more

The Supreme Court Chamber in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg.

Pennsylvania grand jury's Catholic sex abuse report gets a factcheck

Jan 11, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

The 2018 Pennsylvania grand jury report on Catholic clergy sex abuse didn’t get the thorough scrutiny it deserved, and both... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on April 18, 2018.

Pope Francis warns Catholic journalists against pessimism

Nov 9, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Catholic journalists should be guided not by despair and negativity, but by a commitment to sharing the beauty of the... Read more

Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Slain Maltese journalist fought for her convictions, priest says

Feb 2, 2018

By Elise Harris

A close friend of slain Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia says the reporter’s life and death is a reminder that... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience Oct. 11, 2017.

Confront the lies of 'fake news,' Francis says

Jan 24, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

In his message for the World Day of Social Communications, published Wednesday, Pope Francis said that in a world of... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard his flight from Dhaka to Rome, Dec. 2, 2017.

From Pope Francis, a checklist for good journalism

Dec 16, 2017

Journalism must prize truth and reflection over sensationalism and clamor, Pope Francis told journalists on Saturday.  Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 21, 2014.

Pope zeroes-in on 'fake news' for next communications day

Sep 29, 2017

By Elise Harris

With social platforms increasingly targeting so-called “fake news,” Pope Francis has decided to weigh-in, dedicating his message for the 2018... Read more

Following sixth journalist murder this year, Mexican bishops speak up

May 22, 2017

The Mexican Bishops' Conference offered prayers for journalists as they face increased violence in their efforts to uncover truth.  Read more

Pope Francis prays at Rome's Piazza di Spanga to begin the Year of Mercy, Dec. 8, 2015.

The Pope's latest prayer intention? That journalists be truthful

Oct 4, 2016

By Elise Harris

In his latest prayer video Pope Francis dedicates the month of October to praying for journalists – specifically that their... Read more