Catholic Courier

Posted: March 1, 2011

Last Updated: December 28, 2016

Our Two Cents

The Catholic Courier’s newsroom staff members share observations and information on the stories we are producing and on other topics on our minds. The title is a common expression that calls to mind the destitute widow (Mark 12:41-44 and Luke 21:1-5) who throws two coins into the mite box.

December 28, 2016
A quarter-century of Catholic reporting
A quarter-century of Catholic reporting

While home on Christmas break from Syracuse University in the early 1980s, I shared my dreams of a big journalism career over lunch with Father John Reif.

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By Mike Latona/Staff Writer
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November 1, 2016
Staying in the present
Staying in the present

Halloween is over and Christmas is next, right?

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By Gina Capellazzi/New Media Coordinator
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October 25, 2016
A laughing matter
A laughing matter

There’s a great little poem, "Success," written in 1904 by American writer Bessie Anderson Stanley. It starts with the words, "He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much."

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By Mike Latona/Staff Writer
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October 18, 2016
The art of the interview
The art of the interview

I have something to admit as a reporter. I enter interviews with children and the elderly with a little trepidation.

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By Annette Jiménez/Staff Writer
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September 15, 2016
Finding the right words
Finding the right words

For the Catholic Courier's September issue, I wrote an article about how to respond when a loved one tells you he or she has cancer. It's a topic that hits close to home for me.

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By Jennifer Burke/Staff Writer
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September 8, 2016
Story hits close to home
Story hits close to home

As I have noted before, reporters strive for objectivity with every article that we write.

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By Annette Jiménez/Staff Writer
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August 23, 2016
God bless the children
God bless the children

A tale of two cities. That common phrase has been used in recent years to describe Rochester and how its neighborhoods are divided by income.

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By Annette Jiménez/Staff Writer
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August 16, 2016
Faith through the Olympics
Faith through the Olympics

I love the Olympics! For two weeks, every two years, I love watching the best athletes in the world compete. 

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By Gina Capellazzi/New Media Coordinator
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August 9, 2016
Memories of a mountaintop experience
Memories of a mountaintop experience

The year was 1993. The scene was Cherry Creek State Park in Denver, where some 600,000 people -- nearly 10 times bigger than any previous crowd in which I'd been -- were gathered.

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By Mike Latona/ Staff Writer
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July 19, 2016
Celebrations of heritage take different forms
Celebrations of heritage take different forms

I spent much of last weekend at two large events held outdoors under tents.

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By Jennifer Burke/Staff Writer
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