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Abundance of media connects people far and wide to Romero beatification
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- The use of modern media to move and consume news of the beatification of Oscar Romero might be a fitting tribute to the Salvadoran archbishop. Though he lived simply, among the few remaining belongings left in a room where he lived as archbishop of San Salvador, visitors will notice a tape recorder. Archbishop Romero kept an audio diary -- high technology in those days, and an instrument to transmit the Gospel and his message of peace to a mass audience. In an age of smartphones and tablets, anyone can pull up his homilies -- recorded…
U.S. will fall in love with Pope Francis when he visits, says speaker
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) -- America will fall in love with Pope Francis when he visits in September. That is the prediction of Austen Ivereigh, author of "The Great Reformer, Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope," who was the main speaker at the Brooklyn Diocese's May 13 celebration of World Communications Day. The daylong conference at the Brooklyn Marriott centered on the upcoming visit by the pontiff. Ivereigh received the diocese's St. Francis De Sales Distinguished Communicator Award. The conference was organized by the DeSales Media Group, the parent company of The Tablet and NET-TV, the diocese's newspaper and television…
Statement by Mons. Tighe Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communication of the Holy See World Summit on the Information Society – 2015
Vatican City (Vatican Radio) - The Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Msgr. Paul Tighe, addressed the World Summit on the Information Society during their 2015 session for High-Level Policy Statements in Geneva on May 27th, 2015. The statement focused on the need to use new and existing communications tools and technologies for the promotion of human dignity and the edification of society, as well as for forstering greater understanding and respect among persons and among peoples. “Good communication is always a human rather than a technical achievement,” he said. “With a commitment to mutual understanding and dialogue,”…
Mons. Tighe: How I Think We Will Be Proclaiming the Word in 2025

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Ecumenical Jury Awards "Mia Madre" at the Cannes Festival 2015
Cannes (SIGNIS/Interfilm) - The Ecumenical Jury at the Cannes Festival 2015 awarded its Prize to Mia Madre (My Mother) by Nanni Moretti (Italy). "A well-crafted, fine film suffused with humour that elegantly explores the human journey through loss to new beginnings." The Jury also gave two Commendations to: La Loi du marché (The Measure of a Man) by Stéphane Brizé (France). "For its prophetical stance on the world of work and its sharp reflection on our tacit complicity in the inhumane logics of merchandising." Taklub by Brillante Mendoza (Philippines). "For the sensitive portrayal of individuals and communities working for life…
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