CATHOLIC BUSINESSES SENSE
THE CANCEL-CULTURE DANGER
Assessing opinions among any group can be difficult.
Even if that group has a common characteristic — such as religious identity — there can still be wide variations in awareness and sentiment from individual to individual.
Sometimes, however, you get a strong feeling about the overall direction of their current thinking, collectively. Such an occasion was my recent involvement in the Catholic Marketing Network’s “Momentum” industry expo event.
CMN is the trade association of Catholic bookstore operators, publishers, and vendors of religious items. A wide array of apostolates and specialized faith ministries also participate in the organization. And as technology plays an ever-larger role in religious communication, so do broadcasters, video producers, and online media developers.
I was at this year’s CMN event representing Good Shepherd Catholic Radio, producer / distributer of my weekly talk show, “Free Expression” (for which I obtained a number of interviews while I was there). I also chaired a panel discussion on a timely topic: resisting censorship, cancelation, and de-platforming.