Typical mega media outlets sometimes do not understand religion, especially catholics. It’s getting better, or at the very least it is changing. For example, media outlets are bringing in and relying more and more on guest commentators to give them an accurate reading.
For example, Fr. Thomas Rosica (CEO of Sailt+Light Television Network has been brought in on discussions on CNN, CBC, NBC, etc). There are a growing number of really well run, and well done, Catholic News sites out there.
Here are some great reliable website resources for the Catholic faith.
- Vatican News
This is the official site of the Vatican and offers brief news articles on the Pope, the Church, and more. Its a news service that is used by other media outlets to get the facts right.
- National Catholic Register
The National Catholic Register began in the 1920s, and is now owned and operated by EWTN. They have really poured a lot of time into the site, and they have integrated their TV programming of news and events into the site.EWTN is a global network operating is several languages.
- Whispers in the Loggia
Rocco Palmo’s blog is a great place to find out BREAKING Catholic News. If something is stirring with the church Whispers in the Loggia will have it covered.
- Salt + Light Television
Salt+Light Television aims to proclaim Jesus Christ and the joy of the Gospel in Canada and globally by telling stores of hope that bring people closer to Christ and the Catholic faith. This is a media outlet of Fr. Thomas Rosica. They have a daily news show in French and in English. As well as Catholic Radio Stations. It began in the wake of John Paul II’s visit to Canada for World Youth Day, and as a response to the call of John Paul II to proclaim the gospel.
- Catholic News Service http://www.catholicnews.com
Catholic News Service is a news branch of the US catholic Bishops. Everything from news to movie reviews are on this site. It is a great starting place for families to get information for their faith
- ZENIT http://zenit.org
ZENIT is an international, non-profit news agency staffed by a team of professionals and volunteers who are convinced that the extraordinary wisdom of the Pontiff and the Catholic Church can nourish hope, and assist all of humanity to find truth, justice and beauty. ZENIT is very focused on the pope, and I find that it isn’t very opinionated, it is more factual. The pope is doing this or that, he is here or there because of this or that. Usually they will have official links to sources, like homilies, etc of the Pope.
Bonus site, not relate to News: http://www.wordonfire.org
What sites do you recommend for new, have I covered the basics. Perhaps you would like to add one. Let me know!