Very, very interesting piece entitled "Publisher's Perspective" in today's edition of The Sunday Times. You can link to it here.
As some may recall, retired Scranton Bishop Joseph Martino mainly refused to speak to the secular media, for reasons that sometimes seemed strange, paranoid and down-right wrong. It's refreshing to note that his boss, Cardinal Rigali, seems to have a different perspective on the secular media. Now don't get me wrong: I don't believe everything I see and read in the media. But conversely, I don't believe that the media is on an "anti-________________ (fill the blank with anything important you'd like..."American", "Catholic", "Religion", etc.)" mission either. The media is a flawed institution, like all institutions run by flawed humans. Each of us can choose to see only the flaws (as retired Bishop Martino apparently chose to do) or you can chose to acknowledge the flaws and find some way to use it for good. It's pretty clear that Cardinal Rigali's perspective is more the latter than the former. I, for one, am glad.