Tag Archives: Pope Benedict XVI

Big Branding Opportunity For Pope Francis

Lots of shoutouts for the interview Pope Francis gave to Italian Jesuit journal Civiltà Cattolica this week, including this piece from Friday’s Wall Street Journal front page. Pope Warns Church Focusing Too Much on Gays, Abortion Francis Sets Out Vision … Continue reading

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Boston Herald Is the Papal of Record

The Boston Globe has a nice Page One piece about the Great Mentioner throwing Sean O’Malley’s hood into the bakeoff for a new Pontiff, but our feisty local tabloid goes all Poparazzi over the prospect. Page One: Inside spreads . . . … Continue reading

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Newseum’s Top Ten Pope-a-Lope Front Pages Skips the Best One

Every day The Newseum posts its Today’s Top Ten Front Pages, which featured this on Tuesday: Caught Off Guard Monday’s shocking news of Pope Benedict XVI’s impending resignation caught the world, and the media, off guard. Today, newspapers around the globe caught up, with front-page … Continue reading

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Boston Dailies Are Papal Tigers

In this most Cathaholic of towns, the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald are on Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation like Brown on Williamson. For starters, the old Pontifox owns both front pages. From there he gets Vatican-size chunks of the newshole – … Continue reading

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Boston Globe’s Papal Cut

That old Pontifox, Benedict XVI, was all tweetness and light yesterday as he took to Twitter to bless the faithful (over one million served so far).   Of course  everybody’s reporting on the gala debut – except the Boston Globe. … Continue reading

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We’re Number 410,102!!

The mainstream media are all a-Twitter over the decision by Pope Benedict XVI to Vati-tweet the faithful. From Tuesday’s New York Times: Twitter Has a New User: The Pope VATICAN CITY — Now trending on Twitter: Pope Benedict XVI. On Monday, the Vatican announced … Continue reading

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One For The Old Man

Whenever we talked about religion (which was far too often), my father, Jack Carroll – a.k.a. Black Bart (don’t ask), a.k.a The Silver Fox (he turned gray at age 26 . . .  because of me, he always said) – … Continue reading

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Is The New York Times A Papal Tiger?

Okay, so this past Sunday the New York Times Public Editor, Clark Hoyt, penned this lede under the headline, “Questioning the Pope:” A TOP Vatican official said The Times “lacks fairness in its coverage of Pope Benedict.” The archbishop of … Continue reading

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