Today’s topics: Pope to name fewer monsignors; Veteran Catholic journalist joins Boston Globe; Papal trip to the Holy Land
Summary of today’s show: Our Thursday panel of Scot Landry, Susan Abbott, and Gregory Tracy considered the news headlines of the week, including the decision by Pope Francis to change the rules by which the title of “monsignor” will be given out; the hiring of a legendary Vatican reporter by the Boston Globe; Pope Francis’ announcement of an historic visit to the Holy Land this year; an ecumenical gathering in Sudbury this weekend; and the airing of a documentary on the life Fr. Joseph Muzquiz, who has a cause for canonization in process.
Listen to the show:
Today’s host(s): Scot Landry and Susan Abbott
Today’s guest(s): Gregory Tracy, managing editor of the Pilot, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Boston
Links from today’s show:
- The Anchor
- The Pilot
Some of the stories discussed on this show will be available on The Pilot’s and The Anchor’s websites on Friday morning. Please check those sites for the latest links.
- “Reported limit on ‘monsignor’ may be return to older practice”, CNA/EWTN News, 1/6/14
- “A Monsignor Reflects on the Restriction of the Title “Monsignor.””, Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington Blog
- “John Allen, legendary Vatican reporter, to join staff of The Boston Globe”, Boston Globe PR
- “John Henry vows to make Globe ‘aggressively relevant’”, Boston Globe, 1/8/14
- “Jerusalem’s Latin patriarch hopes pope’s May visit is ‘cry for peace’”, Catholic News Service, 1/6/14
- Fr. Joseph Muzquiz web site