January 24. St Francis de Sales is the patron saint of the media, of journalists and writers. Gideon explained, “As a “Doctor of the Church” he wrote many books on spirituality. Journalism is a job, a career but also a vocation to seek out the truth and expose it.  That can be a dangerous mission, requiring courage to speak the truth.  Journalists have been captured, held hostage, charged falsely but some have also been “captured” by the views of a political party.  Environmental activists today also have a very important role to conscientize people about the harm being done to the environment. Everyone should pray for mercy as well as honesty, integrity and truth in all parts of the media world, especially social media. “

Scripture.  It was not you who chose me but I chose you and appointed you so that you may go and bear fruit that may last so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you. John 15:9-17  

Pope Francis. When the media and the digital world become omnipresent their influence can stop people from learning how to live wisely, to think deeply and to love generously. Efforts need to be made to help the media become sources of new cultural progress for humanity. LS 47.  Reflect, share, act, pray.