Welcome, USA Today readers! ("Catholic bloggers getting busy", by Cathy Lynn Grossman. April 15, 2008) -- I see you've caught me in one of my grumpy moods:
Christopher Blosser, a New York web designer who turned his online Cardinal Ratzinger Fan Club into a Benedict fan club years ago, offers media commentary (benedictinamerica.blogspot.com). A recent post despaired of "cliché-ridden mainstream-media papal coverage — oftentimes with such barely-concealed hostility towards the Pope one doesn't know whether to laugh or cry."
For examples of shoddy papal reporting and/or commentary, Carl Olson points out How to make a complete fool of yourself in print (Insight Scoop April 14, 2008) and -- sorry -- takes USA Today to the woodshed (so to speak). But don't worry, it's not all bad -- browse this blog for some highlights in papal journalism as we cover the good AND the bad.
For background education on the thought of Benedict XVI, I would also recommend also the columns and commentary from Sandro Magister and Fr. James V. Schall (who'll I presume will be offering his analysis of Benedict's addresses) and the wealth of essays provided by the Pope's publisher in English, Ignatius Insight.
Finally, hard to believe one can do a piece on papal blogging and neglect to mention Thomas Peters (American Papist). C'mon, now! ;-)