Our good friend and colleague John Norton, who until 2003 helped us patrol the halls of the Vatican as a member of our Rome bureau, is the new editor of Our Sunday Visitor, the national Catholic weekly newspaper based in Indiana. And therein lies a story because John is a Southern Californian who was welcomed to Indiana by a snowstorm. He writes about the experience but more importantly about his commitment to the best in Catholic journalism in this week’s edition.
Also this week in OSV, who can resist the cover art (left) for a story on nastiness in our society today? Much of the rudeness, the article says, is because of the Internet, where anonymity, blogs and instant messaging have changed how people interact with one another.