Anne Thompson Gets the Scoop: Pope’s Coming to Philly!

Pope Francis is coming to America!We thought that it would happen:  We believed that Pope Francis would honor his predecessor Benedict XVI's commitment and would participate in the World Meeting of Families, planned for September 2015 in Philadelphia.In fact, I reported last month that Archbishop Charles Chaput had announced the Pope's plans to visit the City of Brotherly Love.  Archbishop Chaput said that the Holy Father would be present for the last days of the conference, F … [Read more...]

Archbishop Nienstedt Did Nothing Wrong; So Where Is the Media Now? Where Are YOU?

Warning:  This. Makes. Me. Cranky.Look, I’m as concerned as the next person about the safety of children.  I believe sexual perpetrators should be prosecuted and imprisoned.  I think that Church leadership should take strong measures to ensure that priests who betray their sacred trust are removed from ministry.The media can play an important role in safeguarding the public trust, when Church and community leaders fail to do their job.What has happened in the Twin Cities, though, goes … [Read more...]

Now You, Too, Can “Follow” Pope Benedict, Get News As It Happens

When you wake up tomorrow morning, the Catholic Church will have taken another bold step into the era of new media.That’s because Pope Benedict XVI’s new Twitter account will be activated—so you’ll be able to “follow” the Pope and receive brief, up-to-the-minute news from the Vatican in real time.At a press conference scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Rome time (that’s 5:30 a.m. Eastern Time here in the U.S.), the Pope’s Twitter account will be officially launched at a press conference in the Holy … [Read more...]


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