“It means striving for the highest ideals of professional
excellence, being a man or woman of prayer who seeks to give the best that they
have to offer,” the Holy Father explained.
“It means having the courage to seek and report the
truth, even when the truth is inconvenient or is not considered politically
correct,” he continued. “It means being sensitive to the moral, religious and
spiritual; aspects of human life, aspects which are often misunderstood or
“It means reporting not only the misdeeds and tragedies
that take place, but also the positive and uplifting actions performed on behalf
of those in need: the poor, the sick, the handicapped, the weak, those who are
otherwise forgotten by society,” he stressed.
“It means offering examples of hope and heroism to a
world that is in desperate need of both,” the Pope added.
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Looking over the blogs that reported on this story I didn’t notice anyone
connect this to blogging. I think that his address to Catholic Journalists also
applies precisely to bloggers. Now most bloggers don’t have any problems
reporting what is not considered politically correct. I know that I don’t
exactly blog much that is hopeful or that offers examples of heroism. Sometimes
reading through stories I think “bloggable or not bloggable” depending on the
ease of diatribe, so I am going to try to be more aware of this in the future.
Amy Kropp of More like
Mary, Less Like Martha reprinted a post of hers on where she equated journalism with blogging,
which got me to thinking about the