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A voice from America Thomas Reese Gesuita, scrittore, ex-direttore di “America”
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Jesus had enemies and so does good journalism

Earlier this week, I had to honor to preside at a memorial Mass for the journalist and broadcaster Roy Steinfort, who began his career covering sports in his home-state Kentucky and ended as Vice President for broadcasting at AP. He died a year ago.

The Scripture readings were from Psalm 34 and 37, Ephesians 4: 1-3 and 2 Timothy 4: 6-7, and John 15: 9-13. Since the journalists at the service liked my homily, I thought I would share it with you.

Il papa e i profilattici

Per decenni il Vaticano ha avuto una posizione totalmente negativa sui profilattici, ma ora il papa, in un nuovo libro, ha riconosciuto che in alcune circostanze il loro utilizzo può essere moralmente responsabile nel prevenire la diffusione dell’hiv/aids. A che punto siamo?

New Leader for American Catholics

While most Catholic eyes are directed toward Rome where new cardinals will be created on November 20, an important leadership transition is taking place in the United States where a new president will be chosen for the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. While people in red hats tend to get noticed, the president of the bishops' conference is the closest thing the American church has to a real national leader.

Pope places his mark on College of Cardinal
With the appointment of 20 cardinal electors, Pope Benedict XVI continues to put his mark on the College of Cardinals, which will eventually elect his successor. Benedict has now appointed 40% of the college, with the rest chosen by his predecessor. Granted his age, these could easily be the cardinals who will choose the next pope. The appointments will be made official at a Vatican consistory on November 20, which will bring the college up to 121 electors under the age of 80, one more elector than the rules allow.
Jesus in Arizona

"This is 911. What is your emergency?"

"Someone is trying to break into my house."

"What is your address?"

"1234 Palm Street in Phoenix."

Faith in God, not the market

Some people's faith in the marketplace is almost religious. It is so absolute that even the current economic crisis has not convinced them of the importance of sensible government regulation. Such faith is certainly not part of Catholic doctrine.


Vatican questions nuclear deterrence

Not only is the use of nuclear weapons immoral, the conditions that allowed the Catholic Church to tolerate nuclear deterrence no longer apply, the Vatican representative to the United Nations said in little noticed speeches in Washington and New York City.


Catholic Church and the media
The media is being attacked by the defenders of Pope Benedict who feel that its coverage of the sex abuse crisis is unfair. Do some reporters do a sloppy job reporting? Sure. Are some commentators over the top in their rhetoric? Sure.
A world of despair
As I was thinking about this column, there was a part of me that knew I had to write about Haiti and there was another part that simply wanted to ignore it.


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