(CNS) In today’s age of cyberbullying and online vitriol, be sure to take the high road and build people up rather than tear them down, Bishop Christopher J. Coyne of Burlington, Vermont, told Catholic communicators attending the Catholic Media Conference.
“What can I say to make things better? What are the words that may impart grace to those who hear?” the bishop, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Communications, asked the group to consider June 2.
He said he knew the journalists in the room were “acutely aware of the significant decline in the tenor of public discourse” during the last few years, a fact that is readily apparent in publications’ comment boxes and social media. [More]