Our publishing director, Joseph Sinasac, was the keynote speaker at the 50th-anniversary celebration of the Western Catholic Reporter. Among his many observations, Joseph writes:
The paper is not independent of the authority of the archbishop whose duty it is to see that the defined teaching of the Catholic Church in the areas of faith and morals is preserved. But the paper is independent in providing reports and a forum for discussion of the issues of the day from a Catholic viewpoint.
You can read more of Joseph’s thoughts on Catholic journalism at the Association of Roman Catholic Communicators of Canada’s Association of Roman Catholic Communicators of Canada.