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Gulf Coast Watchdog

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ProPublica, the independent, non-profit cooperative that produces investigative journalism in the public interest, is keeping a close watch on the Gulf Coast oil disaster. As other news outlets, seeemingly wrap up their coverage of the disaster, ProPublica keeps churning out reports.

Military archbishop on wartime service

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In NCR's Sept. 3 print issue, Judy Gross writes about "the myriad pressures" of military chaplains. (See Spiritual leaders in the battle zones). She begins her story with Fr. Kenneth R. Beale, an active-duty Air Force major and chaplain who at the time of the interview was preparing for his ninth deployment since 1996.

Catholic News Service, today filed this story from the U.S. military archdiocese:

Military archbishop reflects on challenges, rewards of wartime service

By Melanie Spencer
Catholic News Service

tHOUSTON -- Although the word "veterans" might conjure up visions of those close to or at retirement, veterans today are just as likely to be young people left injured physically or emotionally by war, says Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services.

Free webinars

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Church ministers whose own professional development budgets have been cut (I know that's the first to go) can still find enrichment without the airfare and hotel costs of a long-distance seminar.

Webinars on topics ranging from "Management for Ministry" to "Applying the Bishops' High School Curriculum to Parish Programs" are available for free. Yes, free!

Is Pope's PR team ready for UK visit?

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The Guardian has an interesting article from yesterday examining the Pope's PR team. Is it ready for the spotlight during the UK visit?

From the piece:

The consistent strand that runs through 10 years of changes in official Catholic communications is a lack of people involved who have worked as journalists. The approach of the Catholic Communications Network (CCN) has been, on the whole, professional but reactive. It never seeks to set the agenda. This allows some of the more mischievous in the media to portray the church as "sex-crazed", interested only in issues such as abortion, birth control and civil partnerships. There has, however, been some improvement since Vincent Nichols took over from Cormac Murphy-O'Connor as the archbishop of Westminster last year. More comfortable with the media than his predecessor, Nichols has spoken out on issues as varied as the economic crisis and youth violence.

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