I'm in Nashville to give a workshop today with my pal Lino Ruillithe host of Lino at Large and a real nut (got papers and everything!), on reaching young adults through the media.
The Catholic Press gets virtually no young adult readers. It's a combination of young adults not attending mass and indifference to the articles they present. A writer-friend remarks "I have no interest in writing a column for my diocesan paper. I don't want to write articles that make people say 'Oh what a nice young lady!" True enough--the saccarine content that most articles that are aimed at young adults contain is enough to give me diabetes instantly. It's time that the Catholic press takes young adults seriously. Blogger folks like Rocco Palmo have already become so relevant as Vaticanistas that they trump every other Catholic journalist in the country except John Allen (and I wouldn't even call him a Catholic journalist anymore).
So today we'll be prophets..and prophets are always in trouble. We'll see how that goes over.
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