Friday, February 15, 2013

History in the making....

As every knows by now, Pope Benedict XVI resigned (technically "abdicated the Petrine ministry") this week, due to his felt inability to do the work of the ministry in declining health.  There has been some good news coverage and some truly awful (as in inaccurate) news coverage of that rare event and how things will proceed from here.

One of the best articles on "what happens now?" comes from John Allen, a longtime religion beat reporter: Conclave 101 .

If you want a review of the bad reporting--from the perspective of a group of veteran religion beat reporters who try to keep journalists (including themselves) honest--you can check out this post at Get Religion.

May we live in interesting times, indeed!