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Politics & SocietyShort Take
Robert David Sullivan
It is not democratic, with a small “d,” for major media outlets to simply ignore concerns shared by a wide majority of the electorate.
Justin McLellan – Catholic News Service
In an audience with the International Association of Journalists, Pope Francis reminds journalists of the vocation to seek and share the truth of the church.
Arts & CultureBooks
Christine Lenahan
In 'The Deadline,' Jill Lepore uses her deep historical knowledge to ground the reader in truthful analysis, synthesizing complex ideas into their most digestible form.
FaithShort Take
Thomas J. Reese
You either control the narrative, or the narrative is controlled by anyone who grabs the media’s attention.
FaithSynod Diary
Ashley McKinless
Surely the problems facing the modern family, the Amazon, the universal church cannot be boiled down to a single headline.
Pope Francis stands for a moment during the assembly of the Synod of Bishops in the Vatican's Paul VI Audience Hall during the first working session of the assembly Oct. 4, 2023. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Colleen Dulle
Pope Francis sees secrecy as paramount for ensuring that synod participants can speak freely. But what if people start talking anyway?