Dear CNBC…huh?

Dear CNBC: Things looked so promising Tuesday, didn’t they? Remember this headline from The New York Times?: CNBC May be the Big Winner of the Next Republican Debate  Remember this excited quote from Becky Quick?: “Fantastic!” she said. “This is our time.” But 48 hours later, this is what the world—even in the left-leaning media—is saying: CNBC’s [Read More…]

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Baltimore’s Catholic Review newspaper to become a monthly magazine

A trend continues. From The Baltimore Sun:  The Catholic Review, which has chronicled Catholic life in Baltimore for nearly two centuries, will stop publishing in its traditional newspaper format and become a glossy monthly magazine. The Oct. 29 issue will be its last as a biweekly newspaper, editor and associate publisher Chris Gunty said Wednesday. [Read More…]

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New York Post changes its name for Pope Francis

It was just for one day but, heh, why not? Yesterday’s front page. Details here. News stand price: a buck. Souvenir value? Priceless. [Read more…]

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Advice from a priest on how to cover the papal visit

Roy Peter Clark, of the Poynter Institute, decided to ask his parish priest for advice on how to cover the visit of Pope Francis.  His pastor happens to be Msgr. Robert Gibbons, of St. Petersburg, Florida, and he brings an unusual perspective:  Monsignor Gibbons has been a Catholic priest in Florida since 1981. For the [Read More…]

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Chris Matthews writes about growing up Catholic in Philadelphia

From Philadelphia Magazine: We lived in a totally Catholic world — Irish Catholic. Mass at St. Stephen’s was definite old-church. You dressed up. Everybody did, especially the adults. Grandpop always put on his three-piece gray suit. It was all in Latin, and the priest stood with his back to us just like it showed in [Read More…]

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David Gregory writes of losing his job at NBC—and finding his faith

The former anchor of “Meet the Press” has a new book out on the subject—“How’s Your Faith?: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey”—and writes about what sparked that journey in today’s Wall Street Journal:  I’ve spent a career in journalism questioning others, and yet it was three questions asked of me that pushed me to figure out, as [Read More…]

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End of an era: National Geographic magazine ends non-profit status, partners with Fox

This is a big deal:  The National Geographic magazine, a nonprofit publication since its founding in 1888, will shift to for-profit status under a new partnership with 21st Century Fox, the entertainment company controlled by the family of Rupert Murdoch, the two partners said this morning. The partnership, which will also include the National Geographic [Read More…]

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Great moments in journalism: is the pope Catholic?

The good people at the Times of London posted this correction today: No sweat. Thanks for clearing that up. [Read more…]

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Bret Baier, Catholic

The Fox News anchor made a splash Thursday night during the GOP debate, which racked up record ratings. But a profile of him in today’s Los Angeles Times also mentions his faith and a singular event that changed his life: When Baier settles in over a New York strip and a glass of cabernet and [Read More…]

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First look: trailer for “Spotlight,” starring Michael Keaton, on the Boston sex abuse scandal

From Variety:  The film from director/co-writer Tom McCarthy tells the true story behind the Boston Globe’s investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church. The group of reporters won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2003 after uncovering the local Boston Archdiocese’s massive cover-up of sexual abuse. “The West Wing” scribe Josh Singer co-wrote [Read More…]

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