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|Blessed James Alberione reading his favorite newspaper:|
L'Osservatore Romano (with Bro. Silvio de Blasio, SSP)
Oh yes, and a last-but-not-least reason to keep up with Catholic news:Papa B asked us to be "an engaged, articulate and well-informed Catholic laity"
specifically in the United States! He said this to a group of U.S. Bishops on their ad limina visit (Jan. 2012)
because of how religious freedom was being threatened in this country.
PUHLEEEEZE do not get your Church news from the New York Times. I was a long-time fan and reader of the Sunday NYT, but not any more. (Their embrace and incessant promotion of abortion is downright creepy.) When it comes to religion (especially Catholicism) they are intellectually dishonest (misrepresenting, withholding information, pretending they don't grasp the issues) and hostile.
As a matter of fact, why trust secular news to:
1. report accurately (it's just all that draconic mumbo-jumbo that doesn't make sense anyway, right?)
4. be honest (see #1.)
5. interpret what it all means for us?
AND our dear Papa Francis can be seriously misunderstood by the secular press. I have recently been embarrassed by my fellow Catholics whose ignorance of what Jesus and their Catholic Faith say, coupled with blind trust of secular media has caused them to react in all kinds of unCatholic ways to statements of the pope (and sometimes faulty translations of his words, too).
Stop it, people! Time to wise up, keep up, and get your Best Catholic News Sources on!