The Image of the Church

Renowned journalist, John Allen, Jr. sat down with the producers of the America Magazine Podcast to discuss the Church’s image problem.  John Allen, Jr., who reports for the National Catholic Reporter, defends the Church in some ways, but also calls the Church to be more aware of positive public relations in order for its message to be heard.

The question is who’s responsibility is it to offer this positive message?  Allen suggests that we all have a part to play, precisely because the role of the Vatican is purposely be ‘behind the times’.

Of course, Allen reminds us that things don’t happen fast and religion continues to be more episodic rather than a regular news beat.  As for what else can be done, you will just have to tune in to learn the rest.

And a program note:  This will be the last episode of Attuned until the Fall.  Rest assured, we will resume a new season once classes resume at the University.  Enjoy the Summer!


 Credits: “The Church’s Image Problem.” America Magazine Podcast.  Interview with John Allen, Jr.  New York:  America Magazine,  April 11, 2011.


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