Church and Communication


America magazine, Yale chapel create new $25,000 literary prize
NEW YORK (CNS) -- America, the national Catholic weekly magazine run by the Jesuits, and the St. Thomas More Chapel at Yale University, have announced the creation of the George W. Hunt Prize. The aim is to recognize "the finest literary work of Roman Catholic intelligence and imagination" and the winner will receive $25,000 in prize money. Judges will consider works in a variety of genres, including journalism, fiction, poetry, drama, music, memoir, biography, history, art criticism and academic scholarship. The prize is named for the late Jesuit Father George W. Hunt, whose 14-year tenure as editor-in-chief of America, from…
The Pope Francis met with the managers and workers of TV2000
Vatican City (VIS) – This morning Pope Francis met with the managers and workers of TV2000, an Italian Church television broadcasting company, with whom he wished to share “three thoughts on the role of the communicator”, recalling that “the Catholic media have a very difficult mission in relation to social communication: seeking to preserve it from all that distorts and twists it for other purposes. Often communication is subject to propaganda, ideologies, political ends, or for the control of the economy or technology. The first thing that is beneficial to communication is parrhesia, or rather the courage to speak directly,…
A UK based youth movement launched  aimed at improving online evangelisation
UK.- Faith Movement’s new website ( was built with the help of the firm Evosite who managed the production of a platform linked to social media which offers short videos on key ideas which explain the coherence of Catholicism.  It was produced with the aim of responding to demand from young people themselves for easily accessible resources to help them answer questions they are asked by their peers. Alongside the website, the group’s Facebook page and Twitter account are regularly updated with answers to frequently asked questions as well as making followers aware of articles from their bi-monthly Magazine which…
Pew Research: Pope Francis’ Image Positive in Much of World
Washington, DC ( - Less Well-Known Outside of Latin America and Europe Pope Francis, leader of the world’s nearly 1.1 billion Catholics, enjoys broad support across much of the world, according to a new survey report by the Pew Research Center. A median of 60% across 43 nations have a favorable view of the pontiff. Only 11% see the pope unfavorably, and 28% give no rating. Francis’ strongest support comes from Europe, where a median of 84% offer a favorable rating. Latin America – the pope’s home region – also gives him high marks, with 72% saying they have a positive…
Applications for scholarships in graduate and postgraduate studies in (pastoral) communications
Aachen ( - CAMECO is accepting Cardinal Foley Fund applications for scholarships in graduate and postgraduate studies in (pastoral) communications. The fund, launched in memory of Cardinal John Patrick Foley, former President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, was established by the PCSC, several donor organisations and CAMECO, with the aim to broaden the base of qualified priests, religious and lay people with competence to further develop the communication ministry of local churches. For further details, please check the guidelines. Applications for the academic year 2015-2016 must be submitted by 15th February 2015. Guidelines, Application Form, Budget.

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