Church and Communication



Institutional Communicators from the world gather in Rome from 28 to 30 April
ROME, FEB 18, 2014, - Over 300 communicators involved in various ways in Offices of ecclesial institutions throughout the world are expected in Rome from 28 to 30 April - close to the canonization of Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II -, to participate at the IX Professional Seminar promoted as usual by the School of Institutional Communications of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. The theme this year, Creative strategies for promoting cultural change, fits well with Pope Francis' concluding words in his Message for the next World Day of Social Communications: "The revolution taking place in…
"Mass Explained" became the first app to receive an "imprimatur" from Miami Archbishop
MIAMI (CNS) -- Want to learn more about the Mass? As the ad says, there's an "app" for that. And what an app! Called "Mass Explained," it was created by a local Catholic, Dan Gonzalez, who made it completely interactive, with pictures, sounds and links to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, church documents and much more. Want to hear the Jewish blessing that precedes the breaking of bread, a blessing that finds echoes in the first prayer said by the priest during the Liturgy of the Eucharist? Touch the link on the app. Or spin a 3-D image of…
Archbishop Celli leads communications seminar in Cuba
Vatican City (Vatican Radio) - Church leaders from Central America and the Caribbean are taking part in a communications seminar this week in the Cuban capital, Havana. The seminar has been jointly organized by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and the Latin American Bishops' Council or CELAM. The focus of the four day meeting will be on Pope Francis' message for World Communications Day, providing the bishops with ideas and practical tools for improving communications strategies within their own dioceses. Among those leading the seminar is the president of the Vatican's Council for Communications, Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, who…
World Radio Day 2014 – Vatican Radio Press Release
Vatican City (Vatican Radio) - February 13th is World Radio Day - a day to celebrate the power of the medium, to call attention to the social contribution radio continues to make all around the world, and to call attention to specific themes of general concern. Below, please find a statement from Vatican Radio explaining our participation in this year's celebration of the annual recurrence. ******************************* World Radio Day 2014 – Vatican Radio Press Release As the Grandmother of radio stations (she turned 83 on February 12th), Vatican Radio is proud to inaugurate World Radio Day 2014 (one second after midnight…

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