Michael Sean Winters | Jan. 24, 2013 Distinctly Catholic print email Today is the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, the patron saint of journalists and writers. Here is the Catholic Encyclopedia entry. St. Francis de Sales, Pray for us! Don't miss a thing:Sign up to receive free NCR email alerts. Printemail NCR Comment code: Be respectful. Do not attack the writer. Take on the idea, not the messenger. Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language. Stay on point. Comments that stray from the original idea may be deleted. We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report abuse" button. Once a comment has been flagged, an NCR staff member will investigate. For more detailed guidelines, visit our User Guidelines page. For help on how to post a comment, visit our reference page. View the discussion thread.