The Church's Message Problem

00:00

April 11 Podcast

John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter speaks from the L.A. Religious Education Congress about the Vatican's PR problem.
The papacy of Pope Benedict XVI has been marred by a series of communications mishaps, from an affair involving a Holocaust-denying bishop to public statements from Vatican officials which aggravated the sexual abuse crisis. John L. Allen Jr. spoke with America about the Vatican's PR problems at the L.A. Religious Education Congress. Allen is a Senior Correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter and Senior Vatican Analyst for CNN.

Don't miss the best from America

Sign up for our Newsletter to get the Jesuit perspective on news, faith and culture.

The latest from america

What is it about habits and cassocks that capture the imagination of even secular audiences?
Ashley McKinlessJuly 21, 2017
Father Jenkins recently wrote a cover story for America marking the 50-year anniversary of the Land O’ Lakes Statement, a seminal document on Catholic higher education in the United States.
The EditorsJuly 20, 2017
This week we’re going back to college. That means Natty Light, hook-ups and figuring out what “gluten” is.
Zac DavisJuly 14, 2017
“End-of-life care often introduces family members to sides of loved ones they have never seen before.”
The EditorsJuly 13, 2017