Photographer uses positive lens

Captain Norman Mann, right, of St. Louis County police department accompanied protesters Aug. 23, 2014, two weeks after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The photo is among those in the exhibit “Change the Narrative” at The Good Shepherd Gallery.

The Good Shepherd Gallery has come full circle.

Sister Glynis Mary McMamanon, RGS, specifically chose Ferguson as home for her art ministry as a result of the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown Aug. 9, 2014. Ferguson was in need of good news and what better way than art to sooth the community. The gallery opened in November 2015.

AN EDITOR'S LIFE | Catholic media as zócalo

A common mantra in journalism today is engagement. It's a back-and-forth exchange: journalists publish information, readers respond, journalists respond back, readers respond to that response. This commonly occurs on social media because the digital interface is easy and immediate.

AN EDITOR'S LIFE | Media coverage of pope's trip highlights popularity, personality

Teak Phillips

The big news last month — at least for about a week — was Pope Francis' visit to our country. His three-city tour was his first trip ever to the U.S. and, by many accounts, was a success.

Earlier this month, the Pew Research Center released a study that "28 percent of U.S. adults say they have a more positive view of the Catholic Church because of Pope Francis." Just six percent said they have a more negative view of the Church after the pope's visit.

Meeting reporters on plane, pope defends his teaching on social issues

Pope Francis spoke to media aboard his flight from Cuba to the United States Sept. 22.

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM CUBA -- Pope Francis defended his position on the economy, the environment and other social issues as faithful repetitions of the basic Catholic social doctrine.

Speaking to reporters flying with him from Cuba to Washington Sept. 22, the pope was asked about comments, mainly from the United States, claiming the pope is a communist and about the Newsweek headline, "Is the pope Catholic?"

"I am certain I have never said anything more than what is in the social doctrine of the Church," he responded. "I follow the Church and in this, I do not think I am wrong."

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