• We got scolded by a Ghanaian nun, and we had it coming

    We got scolded by a Ghanaian nun, and we had it coming

    • Mar 30, 2017

    Why do tragedies in America and Europe get coverage, but even bigger tragedies other places aren’t even mentioned? The people of Africa and other non-western countries want the international media to cover their news, both good and bad. If consumers gave strong signs of interest and clamor for these stories, producers would provide them.

  • Here’s a thought: If it’s fake or implausible, don’t share it

    Here’s a thought: If it’s fake or implausible, don’t share it

    • Mar 17, 2017

    Pope Francis has been the victim of multiple fake news cycles, including a recent report that he was changing the Ten Commandments. While journalists have some responsibility, so do news consumers who share items without asking if they’re even borderline plausible.

  • Women working in and around the Vatican face a mixed bag

    Women working in and around the Vatican face a mixed bag

    • Mar 7, 2017

    On the UN-sponsored International Women’s Day, a round-up of opinion about working in or around the Vatican suggests it’s a mixed bag for women. Yes, there are multiple challenges, but there are also advantages, including a great maternity plan for working women with children.

  • For Lent, how about giving up knee-jerk reactions on Twitter?

    For Lent, how about giving up knee-jerk reactions on Twitter?

    • Mar 3, 2017

    Here’s a thought: Given the tendency on Twitter and other social media platforms to start tossing bombs in reaction to articles before people have read anything beyond the headline, how about a Lenten discipline of refusing to tweet until you’ve read the entire text and paused 30 seconds?