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Martyred by the Nazis, Dutch St. Titus Brandsma was a journalist who gave his life so that the truths of the faith would not be silenced.

The prayer of a holy journalist before dying for the freedom of the Catholic press

World Press Freedom Day is celebrated every May 3, drawing attention to the importance of free and independent news media. Read more

St. Titus Brandsma

Here’s the prayer of a journalist saint before he died for freedom of the Catholic press

May 6, 2023

By Abel Camasca

St. Titus Brandsma was a Carmelite priest whose efforts cost him his life at the hands of the Nazi regime. Read more

Cardinal George Pell gives an interview to EWTN News in Rome, Italy, on Dec. 9, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Prosecutors drop charges against journalists over Pell trial as media outlets admit breach

Feb 1, 2021

Australian prosecutors announced on Monday that they were dropping charges against individual journalists accused of breaching a gag order over the... Read more

Cardinal George Pell.

Three dozen journalists and media companies indicted over Pell trial gag order

Apr 15, 2019

More than twenty journalists in Australia faced court charges Monday over breach of a court gag order in the case... Read more

The flag of Nicaragua.

Nicaraguan bishop criticizes arrest of journalists

Dec 24, 2018

The Auxiliary Bishop of Managua, Silvio José Báez, has criticized the shut down of the 100% Noticias television channel and... Read more