Conscientious News Consumption

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

As Catholics, we are called to seek truth, which is God. But how does one discern the truth in today’s media? How does the loss of truth affect us? We face increased polarization and the loss of constructive dialogue between those of varied opinions. News today can encourage disunion and engender distrust towards those who differ from our own worldview. Our panel of reporters and experts will be discussing these issues and more on May 1st.

This panel discussion is title Responsible Approaches to the News (Conscientious News Consumption). The panelists include:
• Mark Brosens, Communications Manager at the Archdiocese of Toronto and former producer at The Agenda with Steve Paikin
• Professor Reid B. Locklin, Associate Professor at the University of St. Michael’s College
• Catherine Mulroney, Program Coordinator at St. Michael’s College, who spent 20 years as a freelance reporter for major newspapers
• Michael Swan, Associate Editor of the Catholic Register

This is one part of a multi-part series by Catholic Conscience and the Newman Centre on Catholic civic participation, in the lead-up to this year’s federal election.

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Newman Centre for Catholic Chaplaincy
89 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E8
This community event is not affiliated with Faith Connections, but we believe it to be of specific interest to young adults aged 18-39 and with a faith-based or social justice theme. However, we can be mistaken — if you're not sure this event will meet your expectations, please check with the event organizers.