Jason Collett was working on Capitol Hill for Senator Pat Roberts when he began ruminating about this generation, and the growing divide that is largely driven by the media. In response, The Good News was born. Collett began publishing the news summary format to provide accurate reporting of the news in an easy to digest format with Catholic inspiration and teachings included.
“The purpose of The Good News is to explain the news of the day and also the Catholic faith to a fast-paced society in need of New Evangelization.” Collett explained. “A Catholic point of view as a reliable voice for truth is exactly what our unsteady society needs. It’s one-stop shopping for news and a variety of inspiration including Daily Mass Readings, Saint of the Day, trivia, podcast, and Song of the Day.”
The Good News: Condenses news with an option (links) to read more from trusted sources – Informs the reader in minutes – Explains issues of the day through a Catholic lens – Spreads Church teaching to a society with a shrinking attention span – Provides information from the Church not otherwise included in the news. The Good News is especially for those: Who are busy – Tired of left and right wing spin – Interested in knowing in the Catholic faith.
Teresa Tomeo, EWTN radio and TV journalist and talk show host began subscribing to The Good News several months ago and said she finds it to be refreshingly accurate and balanced.
“Even the editor of the New York Times has admitted that ‘they don’t get religion’ and often they only cover it when there’s bad news,” she said. “This should be an indication of the lack of emphasis the secular media puts on covering religion.”
The good news about The Good News, according to Tomeo, is that they report the news while truly representing Church teaching. “Being Catholic doesn’t mean we’re right or left,” she said. “It means we’re doing our best to live and understand all the teachings of the faith.”
Collett believes that it is more important than ever to understand the news in light of 2000 years of Catholic teaching. “Truth can be found in authentic Catholic media,” he said. “Clear, Catholic teaching, applied to current events, can help guide this generation home.