Church and Communication


In Malaysia, troubled Catholic newspaper treads carefully
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CNS). The Herald, a Malaysian Catholic newspaper that made international headlines by being banned from using the word “Allah” to refer to God, is finding self-censorship a necessary part of continued survival in a tumultuous political landscape. Jesuit Fr. Lawrence Andrew, who has edited the Herald since its inception in 1994, has good reason to remain cautious, he explained recently to Current events in Malaysia underscore continuing sensitivities among ethnic and religious groups in the diverse country. As a result, independent media groups are facing increasing political pressure. The pressure is best illustrated by the three-month…
Fr. Lombardi speaks about the Vatican Secretariat for Communication
Vatican City ( - The Prefect of the new Secretariat for Communication reported to the Council on the first steps taken so far and in particular on the appointment of a group to draw up the Statutes for the new Dicastery. The working group has been constituted and has already commenced activity. It is made up of representatives of the institutes variously involved. The Statutes, while taking into account the progressive phase of consolidating the different entities that will form the Secretariat, defines the structure of the Dicastery as “definitive”. Particular attention will be given to evaluating legal and administrative…
Cardinal Tagle recently reminded those involved in communications to use their skills and talents in inviting others to a Jesus encounter
Pasay City ( – Manila Archbishop Luís Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle recently reminded those involved in social communications and mass media to use their skills and talents in inviting others to a Jesus encounter. Vehicles of encounter “I hope that through our social communication ministry, through the way we communicate, people will encounter God. May we be in the family and in the social communications ministry, be vehicles of encountering God,” he said in a recorded message played during the 9th Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards (CSCBA) organized by the Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc. (ACCI) with the the Catholic Mass…
With official launch, ACI Stampa aims to revitalize Italian Catholic news
Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) - Catholic news is an opportunity to serve truth and evangelization. So says the head of the Italian-language news agency ACI Stampa, which officially launched Sept. 10. “In a world where media takes a fundamental role, the birth of a new Catholic information service is a big challenge, but it is also a way of showing that the Catholic Church has a lot of energy and enthusiasm,” said Angela Ambrogetti, ACI Stampa editor. She said the Italian agency will concentrate on the activities of the Holy See and the Church in Italy and Europe. “Our task…
“Media and the New Evangelization” at Britain’s School of the Annunciation
UK.- Britain’s School of the Annunciation is again leading the way in promoting the use of media in the service of the New Evangelization with its latest course, “Media and the New Evangelization”. The course, whilst open to any Catholic who feels called to discover how they can be more effective communicators of the Gospel through the use of media, is also especially well-suited to those who have already some experience in the field of communications, whether as broadcasters, authors, journalists, or bloggers. Taking the form of a 4-day introductoryresidential course (full board, and en-suite) between 19-22 November 2015,in the…

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